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Pro Bono

About us
Since our founding, we have proudly upheld a commitment to serve pro bono clients with the determination and legal excellence that define our broader culture. We devote tens of thousands of hours to pro bono cases, and our people are dedicated to corporate social responsibility and volunteering in our communities around the world.

Pro bono snapshot

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Nonprofits advised on corporate or transactional matters
43
Small business and entrepreneur clinic consultations
134
Humanitarian immigration matters
61
Civil and criminal matters on behalf of domestic violence and/or trafficking survivors
100
Systemic racial justice initiative matters

Areas of work

  • Arts
  • Asylum and immigration
  • Civil rights
  • Criminal justice
  • Domestic violence and family law
  • Election protection and voting rights
  • Gender equality and reproductive rights
  • Gun safety
  • International human rights
  • LGBTQ+ rights
  • Nonprofits
  • Racial justice
  • Senior law
  • Small businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Social enterprises
  • Special education
  • Sustainability
  • Veterans assistance

Pro Bono Matters brochure

Pro Bono Matters brochure

Read the 2023 edition of our Pro Bono Matters brochure

Recognition

Recognition Cards

Our pro bono team

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Email our team: probono@davispolk.com

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Amelia T.R. Starr
Chief Pro Bono Counsel
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Dara L. Sheinfeld
Counsel, Head of Pro Bono Litigation
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Jillian A. Berman
Counsel, Head of Corporate & Transactional Pro Bono
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Diane O. Lucas
Counsel, Head of Racial Justice Pro Bono
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Nishan Bhaumik
Pro Bono Counsel for Humanitarian Immigration Matters
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Connie Chiang
Pro Bono Attorney for Corporate & Transactional Matters
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Harshil Shukla
Pro Bono Attorney for Corporate & Transactional Matters
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Sónia Batten
Senior Pro Bono Coordinator & Specialist
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Angelica Matoske
Angelica Matoske
Legal Assistant, Pro Bono
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Fatoumata Diaraye Diallo
Coordinator, Pro Bono

If you need a pro bono lawyer

Our pro bono clients come to us through our partnerships with legal services and other nonprofit organizations; we do not accept direct inquiries for pro bono representation.

If you are in need of a pro bono lawyer, one of the following resources may be of help:

City Bar Justice Center Legal Hotline

American Bar Association Find Legal Help

LawHelp.org