Pro Bono Publico
At Robins Kaplan LLP, we believe everyone should have access to justice. Our pro bono program is built on the premise that everyone deserves a tenacious advocate on their side in the courtroom, regardless of their ability to pay. We are trial lawyers dedicated to leveling the playing field for our pro bono clients and delivering life-changing results. This dedication to giving back to those in need in our communities has earned us national accolades. In 2016, we ranked #4 on The American Lawyer’s AmLaw 200 for pro bono, and we were recently named to The National Law Journal’s Pro Bono Hot List and Law360’s Pro Bono Firms of the Year for 2015.
We set high expectations for our pro bono program. Each attorney is asked to contribute at least 50 hours of pro bono work annually and all pro bono work is counted towards an associate’s billable hour goal without a cap. Since 2008, 7% of our total attorney billable time has been contributed to those who cannot afford legal representation.
Real Lives, Real Change
Behind the numbers are the real life stories of people we help. Whether it’s an individual fleeing violence or a veteran seeking safe housing, we represent a broad range of clients. Working in partnership with more than 25 nonprofit organizations across the country, our goal is to identify pro bono opportunities that match our attorneys’ interests and skills to make the greatest impact.
Here are some examples of how our pro bono program has changed lives:
- Historic Healthcare Fight for Transgender Patient
- Partner in Ending the Poverty Cycle
- Protecting Refugees from Violence
Well & Good
Our attorneys are involved in pro bono service from the very beginning. Through our Well & Good writing program, our new associates develop a much-needed written work product for one of our pro bono partner organizations that will assist the organization with its ongoing advocacy. The program incorporates skills-based trainings and mentorship by senior firm members to improve the associate’s writing skills while helping those in need.
Pro Bono Brochure
Look through our Pro Bono Brochure to learn more about our award-winning pro bono program and read examples of how our pro bono work has changed lives.
"...The caliber of representation Robins Kaplan volunteer attorneys provide their Children's Law Center clients is truly remarkable. Our clients know... their rights and wishes are protected and advanced both inside and outside the courtroom." - Children's Law Center of Minnesota
Pro Bono Events
If you are interested in having us represent you, you should call us so we can determine whether the matter is one for which we are willing or able to accept professional responsibility. We will not make this determination by e-mail communication. The telephone numbers and addresses for our offices are listed on this page. We reserve the right to decline any representation. We may be required to decline representation if it would create a conflict of interest with our other clients.
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