Pro Bono

Morgan Lewis is committed to serving the public good. Our innovative, award-winning pro bono practice spans all of our offices around the globe. Each year, we provide more than 1,500 pro bono clients with the highest possible level of service. We have provided legal services to many hundreds of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, and we have changed the lives of thousands of individuals who otherwise would not have had access to representation.

Morgan Lewis has long treated pro bono hours as billable, and we recognize and reward lawyers who have achieved success in pro bono representations. We expect every eligible lawyer to annually contribute at least 20 hours to pro bono representations. In fiscal year 2017, 97% of our lawyers met that goal while 100% of our lawyers billed some pro bono time. In total, our firm contributed more than 115,000 hours to pro bono representations in fiscal year 2017, an average of more than 62 hours per lawyer.

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 our Community Experience program.