Individual Pro Bono Matters
Attorneys represent nonprofits on a specific legal matter, such as contract negotiation, incorporation and tax exemption, review of financing or structuring documents, corporate governance upgrade, or advice about an employment law issue. These matters are generally limited in time commitment and selected based on individual attorneys’ interests and skills. An experienced attorney from our office co-counsels on every matter.
A list of our available cases is circulated every two weeks. Please e-mail our Pro Bono Associate to be added to the distribution list.
Lawyers Alliance convenes Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Clinics where individual attorneys from a corporate legal department volunteer to assist a nonprofit organization on a limited scope basis. After several years of hosting in-person clinics, we have moved temporarily to a virtual format due to COVID-19. Lawyers Alliance conducts training (often pre-recorded to provide flexibility to our volunteers) and orientation sessions for volunteers to “meet” our staff and familiarize themselves with available resources. Following these brief sessions, pro bono attorneys provide one to three hours of legal consultation by video or phone. CLE may be available for participating attorneys. For information about upcoming clinic opportunities, please contact Corporate Engagement Counsel Atossa Movahedi.
Trainings for Nonprofits
Corporate counsel also can work with Lawyers Alliance staff attorneys to co-teach a training for nonprofit managers. A list of our upcoming trainings is available here. If any of these topics are of interest to your attorneys, we would be happy to discuss the process of partnering with our staff attorney(s) or a law firm to provide one of these trainings.
Lawyers Alliance is proud to recognize our in-house volunteers who have gone above and beyond for our nonprofit clients with our annual Cornerstone Awards. Recent in-house awardees are highlighted here:
Grace Ang (UBS)
Gregory M. Davis (Morgan Stanley)
Amber M. Degn (ABC News / Disney General Entertainment)
Patricia Graves (Goldman Sachs)
Keith McMurdy (Bloomberg L.P.)
Lawrence Miller (BNY Mellon)
Helen Respass (Thomson Reuters)
Ashley B. Rowe (MetLife)
We are committed to finding pro bono projects that are a good fit for your attorneys and your company’s corporate citizenship and pro bono priorities. We look forward to working with you!