Pro Bono

Every day Morgan Lewis lawyers dedicate time and resources to serving the public good. Our innovative, award-winning pro bono practice spans our offices around the globe. We are proud to provide our more than 1,500 pro bono clients with the highest possible level of service.

Morgan Lewis expects every lawyer in the firm to take on a pro bono representation and contribute at least 20 hours to that representation every year. We have long treated pro bono hours as billable and recognize and reward lawyers who have achieved success in pro bono representations. In 2015, the firm contributed more than 98,000 hours to pro bono representations, an average of more than 60 hours per lawyer.

Morgan Lewis is a signatory to the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge, pledging to spend at least 3% of our billable hours each year on pro bono matters.

We encourage all of our lawyers to become involved with public service at the earliest stages of their careers. Our summer associates regularly work on ongoing pro bono representations and many choose to spend up to four weeks of their summer at a legal services organization through the Community Experience program.