Pro Bono

Pro Bono Spotlights

USLAW members across the NETWORK provide free legal assistance to low-income individuals and organizations that help them navigate a range of issues.
Read on to learn how members are positively impacting their community through their pro bono efforts

On Tuesday, March 5, Rivkin Radler was recognized by the Nassau County Bar Association as a Top Pro Bono Provider for 2023—primarily for representation at landlord-tenant court, where the firm’s attorneys provided access to justice for indigent clients. Pictured left to right: (Ann Burkowsky, marketing coordinator; Laurie Bloom, marketing director; Bryan Ramdat, associate; Hon. Rowan D. Wilson, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of the State of New York; Henry Mascia, partner; and Roberta… Continue Reading

The Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA), The Safe Center LI (TSCLI) and Nassau Suffolk Law Services (NSLS) have named Rivkin Radler a top law firm in pro bono service for 2020. The annual awards rank law firms by total number of pro bono service hours within their category. Rivkin Radler logged the second-largest number of pro bono hours (668 hours) among large service providers. The firm’s pro bono work is in three core areas: Through… Continue Reading

In 2021, for the fifth year in a row, every one of Barclay Damon’s full-time attorneys provided pro bono legal services to low-income individuals in need of legal assistance and organizations serving those seeking access to justice. A new accomplishment last year: the law firm’s pro bono program also achieved participation by all full-time paralegals. “As a firm, Barclay Damon is deeply committed to our core values, which include providing exceptional pro bono service in… Continue Reading

Last November, Jennifer Abreu, Evelyn Arboleda, Laura Gindele and Sean Gorton, led by Henry Mascia and under the supervision of Alan Rutkin, raced against the clock to stop the removal proceedings against an unaccompanied Guatemalan minor. Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) referred the case to Rivkin Radler, which the firm took in March 2021 on a pro bono basis. KIND provides support to pro bono attorneys, and the firm has worked with the organization… Continue Reading

Eight Modrall Sperling attorneys participated in the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center’s Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) clinic, held at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Abby Bannon-Schneebeck, Liliana Benitez de Luna, Tessa Chrisman, Spencer Edelman, Chandler Farnworth, Chris Killion, Dominic Martinez and Jeremy Nickell assisted clients seeking SIJS, a status available to some young immigrants that provides a path to lawful permanent residence for that child. To be eligible for SIJS, the child must be subject… Continue Reading

In September, Baird Holm was honored to receive the 2021 Legal Aid of Nebraska Law Firm Equal Justice Award. Legal Aid of Nebraska’s mission is to help achieve greater and more equal justice by providing free civil legal aid to low-income Nebraskans. Continue Reading

In celebration of October as National Pro Bono Month, the Iowa State Bar Association recognized member attorneys who performed 50+ hours of pro bono work for clients. Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC attorneys Larry Gutz, Matthew Brandes, Jacob Koller, (pictured bottom left-to-right) Michael Neuerburg and Matthew Roth were honored for their volunteer work. Continue Reading

In Barbie Land, every day is the best day ever. In Hanson Bridgett Land, “Every Day is Pro Bono Day!” Such was the Barbie-inspired theme for the firm’s Pro Bono Week, which ran from October 23-27. Festivities included announcing the firm’s annual Pro Bono Award winners, a silent auction with fantastic prizes, and lively receptions at several offices. Most of all, Pro Bono Week is a fun and creative way to raise much-needed funds for… Continue Reading

The attorneys in Carr Allison’s Birmingham, Alabama, office have been honored by the Alabama State Bar with the 2021 Law Firm Award for their pro bono work with the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program. Carr Allison attorneys have been assisting clients with a variety of legal issues, including evictions, collections, landlord-tenant issues and credit card fraud. Carr Allison attorneys continue to step up and show support to those community members who are in need of free… Continue Reading

The law firm of Moran Reeves & Conn PC in Virginia prioritizes pro bono, pledging sponsorship dollars and volunteering time to help close the justice gap. The firm sponsored the Fresh Start breakfast in September 2022, raising awareness of the impactful work of the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society.     Taylor Brewer, Stewart Pollock, Lisa McMurdo, Katherine Morley, Shyrell Reed (pictured L-to-R) Moran Reeves Conn (MRC) pro bono chair Taylor Brewer serves on the… Continue Reading

Hanson Bridgett LLP in San Francisco has participated in three tenants’ rights clinics hosted by one of its pro bono partner organizations and taken on many new pro bono matters to assist clients in need in the areas of immigration, estate planning, leasing and business advice. Continue Reading

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC attorneys Andrew Dixon, Philip Elmore, Glenn Larkin and Jon Mader (pictured l-to-r) volunteered their time to answer questions from low-income community members. The Day of Pro Bono service, organized by Entergy in recognition of National Pro Bono Week, brings together legal professionals throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas to help clear the queue of questions in each state’s freelegalanswers.org website. Continue Reading

Dysart Taylor president John F. Wilcox, Jr. was recognized by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association as a “Pro Bono Champion” in connection with his work through the Volunteer Attorney Project (VAP) of Legal Aid of Western Missouri. Wilcox’s dedication to helping his clients is always present, but for this case in particular, his knowledge and devotion was life changing to a client that was out of options. The client had used her entire savings to purchase… Continue Reading

Hanson Bridgett attorneys secured a pro bono victory for a client seeking a permanent domestic violence restraining order against her former spouse and assisted the client in modifying custody and visitation orders to protect her children. Continue Reading

Dysart Taylor director Meghan Litecky was honored as a Pro Bono Champion by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) and Legal Aid of Western Missouri as part of the Project Pro Bono initiative. Litecky was honored for her pro bono work with the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation’s (KCMBF) Military Matters program. The November issue of KC Counselor, the official publication of the KCMBA, highlighted Litecky’s work with the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation’s… Continue Reading

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