BOSTON, November 5, 2013: The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation (NEPCF) and the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP today announced a new pro bono partnership in which they will join forces to provide pro bono legal services to the programs that aid the youth and families of New England that NEPCF supports. By early 2014, the pro bono program is expected to be in operation and fully equipped to offer legal services to qualified individuals seeking assistance.
“We are proud to partner with an internationally renowned law firm like Morgan Lewis to provide representation for New England families and charities in need,” said Josh Kraft, president of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. “We look forward to new opportunities to positively impact the lives of others in our communities with their legal expertise.”
The NEPCF’s primary goal is to support programs that aid the youth and families of New England by assisting programs that foster cultural diversity, education and health initiatives. The Foundation has taken special interest in youth programs that encourage education, creativity and development of character. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided support to thousands of area nonprofits and charities and has donated millions of dollars to charitable causes throughout the region.
“We look forward to working alongside the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation to provide invaluable pro bono legal services to support its selfless charitable and philanthropic efforts,” said Francis M. Milone, chair of Morgan Lewis. “We have deep admiration for the NEPCF for its tireless endeavors to support critical programs that aid individuals and families in the New England community,” he added.
For more than a century, Morgan Lewis attorneys have committed their time and resources to serving the public good. The firm has a diverse and innovative pro bono practice and devotes substantial resources to community services and charitable activities. In fiscal year 2013, Morgan Lewis lawyers contributed over 71,000 hours to pro bono representations, at a value to its pro bono clients of tens of millions of dollars and equaling an average of well over 50 hours per lawyer. These representations span all practice groups and Morgan Lewis offices worldwide.