We believe that pro bono work is both a professional obligation and an essential part of our practice. Through our pro bono work, we provide valuable legal resources to indigent individuals and nonprofit organizations with limited access to legal services.
Our pro bono practice focuses primarily on the issues of equality and access to justice. For example, we have acted as co-counsel to the Office of the Appellate Defender in appeals of criminal convictions in New York County State Supreme Court. We are also working in consultation with Immigration Equality, a leading advocacy organization for LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants, to represent an LGBT youth seeking asylum from persecution in his country of origin on the basis of his sexual orientation. In addition, we are working with a national civil rights organization on its litigation and education programs concerning gender equality issues.