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A Firm Commitment

At the core of our Pro Bono Initiative is the belief that the firm and our attorneys play a unique role in ensuring equal access to the justice system on behalf of the disadvantaged and charitable organizations that serve the indigent. Not only does pro bono work provide a valuable public service, but it also dispenses invaluable training for our attorneys. In 2022, Jackson Lewis was named a Pro Bono Leader by the American Bar Association (ABA) because of its participation in ABA’s Free Legal Answers, a service that connects pro bono attorneys to user-submitted civil legal questions. Jackson Lewis attorneys answered 124 of these questions in 2022.

Our Pro Bono Initiative formalizes Jackson Lewis P.C.’s deep commitment to pro bono legal services. In 2022, more than 440 of our attorneys contributed nearly 7,950 hours of pro bono legal services to the legal community.

Representative Matters

Jackson Lewis attorneys have successfully served indigent clients across the country in a wide variety of pro bono matters, including securing civil rights and access to housing; representing children, parents, and vulnerable adults in custody disputes; ensuring appropriate outreach efforts for veterans; and filing disability claims for disabled homeless veterans. In addition, we partner with our corporate clients to provide legal services and training on legal topics to public interest organizations.

Asylum Representation

We obtained a pro bono victory for a client who sought asylum after fleeing his country after security forces severely beat, tortured, and unlawfully detained him. Jackson Lewis attorneys drafted comprehensive briefing and presented extensive evidence to support the client’s asylum application. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Immigration Court granted the client asylum. 

Wounded Warrior Project

We provide national pro bono assistance to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit dedicated to helping veterans injured in combat since 9/11. We established a dedicated helpline and handle a variety of matters that help veterans resolve legal issues after returning from combat.

Pro Bono Partnership

Throughout the Connecticut, New Jersey and New York area, our attorneys have assisted a diverse group of Partnership not-for profit clients with their workplace compliance needs, whether through advice and counsel, training or preparing employee handbooks. We have been actively involved with the Partnership since 1998, when one of our Shareholders served on its Board, and are proud of our growing relationship across the tri-state region.

Susan Komen for the Cure

We provide national pro bono assistance on various types of labor and employment matters, including training and handbook reviews.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

We provide national coverage for the labor and employment law needs of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America

We provide pro bono legal assistance on a wide variety of labor and employment matters to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America.

National Coordinator

Principal, Berkeley Heights