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Pro Bono

More than 65,000 hours for the (public) good.

Pro bono work is one of the cornerstones of our firm. That’s why our attorneys, summer associates and paralegals work on a wide range of pro bono matters. During our last fiscal year, we dedicated approximately 66,000 hours to 610 matters.

Our pro bono work not only affects the local communities in which we work and live, but also improves the lives of people in other parts of the world. Our lawyers assist low-income individuals on issues such as housing, immigration, criminal defense, and small business development. We assist national and international nonprofit organizations on governance issues, intellectual property, real estate, tax, employment and environmental matters. In addition, our attorneys have been very involved in the area of microfinance, helping nonprofit organizations in the sector to make complex cross-border investments in emerging markets and to solve sophisticated regulatory issues. Our Pro Bono Highlights Report offers more information and insights on some of our recent projects.

Goodwin Procter and our attorneys have been widely recognized by clients and legal services partners for our pro bono achievements. These achievements are emblematic of our lawyers’ generosity of spirit and a desire to help those in need.

No matter how big or small, how monumental the issues or how routine, every pro bono matter receives the same level of dedication, professionalism, and care. The firm greatly appreciates the energy, commitment, and creativity that all of the attorneys and other legal professionals involved bring to our Pro Bono Initiative. For more information on Goodwin Procter’s current pro bono initiatives, contact Carolyn Rosenthal, Pro Bono Manager.