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Pro Bono

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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.
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Nonprofits advised on corporate or transactional matters
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Small business and entrepreneur clinic consultations
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Clients assisted with COVID-related emergency relief programs
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Humanitarian immigration matters
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Civil and criminal matters on behalf of domestic violence and/or trafficking survivors
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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 newsletter

Pro Bono Matters newsletter

Read the 2022 edition of our Pro Bono Matters newsletter

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Our pro bono team

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Email our team: probono@davispolk.com

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Amelia T.R. Starr
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Chief Pro Bono Counsel
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Nancy Jackson Marchand
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Counsel, Head of Corporate & Transactional Pro Bono
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Dara L. Sheinfeld
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Counsel, Head of Pro Bono Litigation
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Diane O. Lucas
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Pro Bono Counsel for Racial Justice Initiatives
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Jillian Berman
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Pro Bono Attorney for Corporate & Transactional Matters
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Nishan Bhaumik
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Pro Bono Attorney for Humanitarian Immigration Matters
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Harshil Shukla
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Pro Bono Attorney for Corporate & Transactional Matters
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Sónia Batten
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Senior Pro Bono Coordinator & Specialist

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