A commitment to public service has always been deeply ingrained in our firm culture. Community service has been woven into the fabric of the firm when it was founded and we are closely involved with several civic organizations in New York City. We believe that privileges and advantages come with a responsibility to help those less fortunate, and this conviction helps to guide our priorities as an organization. Our Pro bono and Community Service programs extend to all of the regions where we and our clients work and live. Attorneys and administrative staff alike give time and resources focused on several areas, in particular domestic violence prevention, education, and discrimination.
We encourage our lawyers to become involved in public service at the earliest stages of their careers by treating pro bono hours as billable hours and by recognizing and rewarding associates who have achieved success in pro bono representations.
In addition to actual pro bono legal work, our lawyers have been active in a wide variety of charitable endeavors, working with, sitting on boards of, and even running, many types of civic, community, cultural, governmental, educational and medical organizations, a number of which seek to improve the lives of the less fortunate.
Our Pro Bono Practice strengthens our bonds to the communities in which we practice and makes a profound difference in the lives of our clients.