Pro Bono Projects

Today, Cadwalader continues our long tradition of public service with numerous and varied pro bono representations in all of our offices in a range of areas, including art, corporate, environmental, litigation, real estate, family law, immigration, dispute resolution, and tax matters.

Our affirmative, ongoing commitment to many organizations and individuals served by our wide-ranging programs includes a diverse group: plaintiffs fighting for their civil rights, families facing eviction from public housing, indigent criminal defendants, not-for-profit groups seeking to improve society through service or the arts, and community service organizations in need of volunteers or other assistance.

Firm in our conviction that everyone is entitled to legal counsel, we also do not shy away from providing representation in connection with controversial or progressive causes or venturing into new legal frontiers, as witnessed by our participation in litigation surrounding constitutional issues, same sex marriage rights, political asylum, and prisoners' rights.

While pro bono projects come to the attention of  Cadwalader in myriad ways, the firm has longstanding relationships with many outside referral sources and legal services agencies, including Arts & Business; The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Catholic Charities D.C.; Children’s Law Center; City Action; The City Bar Justice Center; D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program; Her Justice; Honorary Legal Advisers; Human Rights First; Immigration Equality; Kids In Need of Defense; Lawyers Alliance for New York; The Legal Aid Society; Legal Counsel for the Elderly; Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Inc.; Legal Services NYC; Mecklenburg County Bar Volunteer Lawyer Program; The Multiple Sclerosis Society; National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children; New York Lawyers for the Public Interest; New York Legal Assistance Group; The Robin Hood Foundation; Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau; Sanctuary for Families; Tahirih Justice Center; Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund; Urban Justice Center; Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts; Volunteers of Legal Service, Inc.; Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts; and Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.

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