Law has the power to change lives for the better. Nowhere are the benefits of our legal and judicial knowledge more visible than in the pro bono work our attorneys perform in their communities.
As one of the nation’s oldest law firms, Cadwalader has a long-standing commitment to pro bono service. We expect all of our attorneys to contribute their time to matters and causes of public interest. Pro bono work will give you the chance to help people facing serious issues or conflicts while also sharpening your legal skills.
Over the years, we've helped not-for-profit organizations and individuals in a range of areas, including the arts, civil rights, corporate, dispute resolution, entertainment, family law, healthcare, immigration, litigation, real estate and tax law. We’ve participated in innumerable volunteer and community projects and made financial contributions to various local and national charitable organizations. From helping found the Friends of the Law Library of Congress in the early 1900s and publishing a guide for community groups on using civil laws to combat the illegal drug trade in the 1980s, to assisting individuals, families and businesses affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks assisting women facing eviction from public housing, we are proud of our tradition of giving and are dedicated to fulfilling our obligation to assist those with limited access to legal services.
This tradition of public service continues with opportunities for summer associates (each of whom must complete a pro bono project during the summer) and attorneys in all of our offices to volunteer time, assist with community projects, and offer legal assistance to those in need or without access to the justice system. For more information about our pro bono programs, visit the Public Service section of the main Cadwalader website.