Mountain View, CA (June 26, 2013) – On May 31, Fenwick & West partnered with Yahoo! Inc. and the Justice & Diversity Center of The San Francisco Bar Association to support a Clinic in a Box program, providing pro bono legal services to local nonprofit organizations.
Held at the Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, Fenwick attorneys and Yahoo! in-house counsel worked together to help nonprofit organizations serving a wide range of basic needs – from child development and elder assistance to housing support.
Fenwick attorneys kicked off the day-long program with a training session on areas of law relevant to nonprofit organizations. Yahoo! in-house counsel conducted a legal audit of each organization using a questionnaire developed by creator of the Clinic in a Box programs Corporate Pro Bono and tailored to California state law by Fenwick attorneys. Yahoo! general counsel and secretary Ron Bell, who participated in the event, thanked Fenwick attorneys for their expertise and support.
Fenwick panelists included partners Lynda Twomey and Walt Raineri, and associates Allen Kato and Robin Reasoner. Associates Evan Johnson and Idan Netser helped prepare the materials used at the clinic.
About Fenwick & West
For more than 30 years, law firm Fenwick & West has served its community by offering legal services to persons and organizations that could not otherwise afford effective legal counsel. Recognizing that one firm can only do so much, we regularly partner with our clients and likeminded outside organizations that share our belief in the importance of giving back to the community. Our pro bono commitment is engrained in our culture. It is a part of who our attorneys are and what makes our firm great. In 2012, Fenwick was awarded the “Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award” by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for commitment to pro bono services.