Pro bono work
We firmly believe that providing pro bono legal advice and representation is a professional responsibility of all of our lawyers. We are committed to the recommendations and guidelines of the American Bar Association; the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; the District of Columbia, Resolutions on Pro Bono Services; and the Pro Bono Institute and its Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge ®.
Linklaters’ New York office leads the firm in effectively managing the skills and strengths of our attorneys and staff to bring about positive change for those who are mistreated, and in need. Our office is understandably proud, not only of its tradition of public service, but of its position as a leader in the firm’s diverse pro bono practice around the world.
Our lawyers work on a variety of pro bono matters with a number of leading organizations, including:
- City Bar Justice Center
- Immigration Equality
- Lawyers Alliance for New York
- New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
- New York Office of the Appellate Defender
- Sanctuary for Families
- Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
- Vance Center for International Justice
We represent victims of persecution from countries around the world in their requests for asylum; assist women who are victims of domestic violence with their residency applications; advise immigration detainees; and provide support to nonprofit organizations seeking to improve economic development and quality of life in New York City’s disadvantaged neighborhoods.
We focus our community support on programs that cover two global themes:
- Growing Capabilities of nonprofits; and
- Growing Aspirations and developing the skills of young people.
Our work also focuses on matters that promote access to justice. Our reach has extended across borders in our representation of social entrepreneurs and on rule of law initiatives. Recent representative projects include: