Pro Bono

Making a positive impact through pro bono counsel

Built on the foundation of giving back. Committed to sharing our resources and talents. Thousands of hours dedicated to pro bono work. Brownstein attorneys and policy advisors provide pro bono advice and counsel to nonprofit partners in our communities. 

Pro bono work allows us to positively impact the lives of myriad individuals and organizations who could not otherwise afford superior, quality legal representation. Our pro bono services are extensive. From participating in monthly low-income legal clinics and advocating for abused and neglected children to representing victims of domestic violence and fighting to keep low-income children in schools, we take on pro bono projects that align with our employee’s passions. Whether participating in a large public interest or civil right matter that impacts thousands or assisting an individual, we approach each case with the same passion and commitment to achieve optimal outcomes. As a firm, we are a signatory to the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge and continue to move up The American Lawyer’s Top 200 pro bono rankings, surpassing many larger firms. 

All Brownstein attorneys, including shareholders and associates, are expected to do pro bono work. Pro bono service starts with our summer associates who work on at least one pro bono project during their time at the firm. New associates are offered formal training sessions through pro bono providers and in-house training sessions on specific pro bono initiatives. Our first-year associates perform 200 pro bono hours as a component of our apprentice program. All training time on pro bono matters counts toward an associate’s pro bono hours. Associates automatically receive credit toward their billable hours for up to 100 pro bono hours per year. While the firm does not have a specific pro bono hours requirement, all attorneys are encouraged to complete at least 50 pro bono hours per year. 

Pro Bono Committee and Partnerships