Pro Bono Committee

Our innovative Office Pro Bono Committee structure allows lawyers in each office to shape our local practice. Our sixteen Office Pro Bono Committees are each led by a partner Chair and an associate Vice-Chair. With the support and direction of our associate talent and Chief Engagement Officer Amanda Smith, the committees serve as the internal and external face of our pro bono program in their jurisdictions. The Chairs of these committees together comprise our firmwide Pro Bono Committee which advises management on pro bono strategy and policy.

Our committees offer a unique leadership experience for young lawyers. Each year, an associate Vice-Chair is selected to help direct the office’s pro bono efforts and serve as a liaison to our firm’s associate talent and pro bono partner. Through their committee service, the Vice-Chair and other committee members direct the substantive work of our programs by forging relationships with local legal services organizations and developing meaningful pro bono projects for our lawyers.

While the committees provide opportunities to handle a wide range of pro bono work in every office, we are proud to highlight a few examples that demonstrate the breadth of our global practice.