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Pro Bono: Making a Difference in Our Communities

At Fenwick, we are proud of our commitment to the community and to our culture of making a difference in the lives of individuals and organizations in the communities where we live and work. We recognize that providing pro bono legal services is not only an essential part of our professional responsibility, but also an excellent opportunity for our attorneys to gain valuable practical experience, learn new areas of the law and contribute to the community.

The pro bono work we provide to our clients results in changes to businesses, futures and lives:

  • Over the past five years, Fenwick attorneys and staff have logged almost 50,000 pro bono hours valued at close to $20,000,000 in legal fees.
  • During 2014, our firm donated over 14,000 hours, valued at more than $7 million in legal fees.

Our pro bono program allows our attorneys to serve others and to grow as professionals and individuals. They provide services ranging from corporate business counseling, intellectual property and tax services to women’s rights, voter protection and assistance to lower income individuals, people, and organizations in our communities. Our litigation associates also have the chance to brief and argue cases in the Ninth Circuit – an invaluable experience to have at an early stage in their careers.

Working with a variety of local and national organizations, Fenwick’s pro bono efforts include fellowships, child advocacy, civil rights, impact litigation, Appellate Project, Street Law, AIDS Project, death penalty, corporate, intellectual property, tax and political asylum/immigration.

Each year Fenwick recognizes individual attorneys for their leadership and outstanding contributions to our overall pro bono program.

For questions about Fenwick's pro bono program, please contact Julie Park, Director of Pro Bono.

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