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Our Commitment to Pro Bono

Proskauer has a longstanding commitment to providing legal services and aid to the disadvantaged and poor. It is deeply ingrained in our culture and in everything we do. We are proud to partner with pro bono organizations within our communities to make a difference for those who truly need help.


“Most of us became lawyers because words like ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ and ‘justice’ meant something to us. Our pro bono and corporate social responsibility programs at Proskauer are really intended to allow each of us, from the most junior to the most senior, whether staff or lawyers, to realize upon these values and to make an impact on the lives of the most vulnerable people in our communities.”
Joseph M. Leccese
Chairman of the Firm

 Recent Highlights


Proskauer Partners With Election Protection and Answers Voters' Calls

Two hundred fifty-five volunteers from Proskauer’s Boston, DC, New York and Los Angeles offices, alumni and friends of the Firm gathered on November 7 and 8, Election Day, to answer 3,150 calls from voters in Ohio, Tennessee, South Carolina and Arkansas.


Proskauer Recognizes Outstanding Pro Bono Work With Golden Gavel Awards

Proskauer honored its lawyers and staff who have made significant pro bono contributions this year at its eighth annual Golden Gavel Awards ceremony. Lawyers and staff from offices across the United States participated in the event.


Proskauer Recognized by The Asian Lawyer with the 2015 Pro Bono Citizenship Award

Proskauer has been awarded the Pro Bono Citizenship Prize by The Asian Lawyer's 2015 Asia Legal Awards, for its work on behalf of the Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Siem Reap, Cambodia.


Proskauer Achieves Victory in Complex Pro Bono Trust Litigation

Proskauer achieved a victory after 19 months of intense litigation on behalf of a pro bono client, a 60-year-old man who was referred to the firm by the Los Angeles County Bar Association AIDS Legal Services Project, defeating an unlawful detainer action brought by his brother.

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Lois Thompson Honored by MALDEF for Work on Tucson School Desegregation Case

Partner Lois Thompson was honored by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund at its 2014 Los Angeles Awards Gala on November 5. Ms. Thompson was selected to receive the Excellence in Legal Service award for her work as pro bono counsel in a major school desegregation case in Tucson, Arizona.

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Lawyer's Alliance Recognizes Proskauer's Pro Bono Excellence with Cornerstone Award

Proskauer has been honored by the Lawyers Alliance for New York with its 2014 institutional Cornerstone Award, which recognizes contributions in business and transactional pro bono legal service. The award was presented at the organization's annual Cornerstone Awards on October 30.

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Proskauer Honored with NSCLC Justice Award for its Work on Clark v. Astrue

Proskauer has been recognized by the National Senior Citizens Law Center with the inaugural NSCLC Justice Award for its work on the Clark v. Astrue litigation.

Read more about Proskauer's pro bono efforts.