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With a longstanding tradition of handling pro bono matters for people with financial need, promoting legal representation, and donating significant resources to ensure justice for the indigent, we are committed to maintaining a high standard of public service. 

Major pro bono cases handled by the firm in recent years include cases briefed and argued up through the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals involving a Jewish prisoner's constitutional right to a Kosher diet, defendants sentenced to the death penalty, and aliens seeking political asylum. The firm also provides basic legal services to the poor through the local Volunteer Lawyers Program. As part of this program, Lewis Roca lawyers staff a walk-in clinic 25 days per year.

The firm annually honors the lawyers who perform extraordinary pro bono work and those who also contribute at least 50 pro bono hours. Each year, the lawyer determined by the Pro Bono Committee to have shown the greatest commitment to pro bono hours is awarded the John P. Frank Pro Bono Award, and Lewis Roca hosts a banquet in the recipients honor, as well as to honor all who have met or exceeded the 50-hour contribution. 

Pro Bono Award Winners 2017 - 2023

Dedicated to Service

Our Pro Bono Committee is comprised of partners and associates across the firm. Pro bono service is encouraged and considered in associate evaluations. Cases are supervised the same as other matters within the firm. In fact, we look at pro bono matters as a way to give courtroom experience to new associates, and to team with partners for supervision and advice. We also provide and encourage pro bono matters for our transactional lawyers.

Pro Bono Contacts

Our Commitment to the Community

  • 154 Lawyers Provided Pro Bono Services in 2023

    More than half of of the firm's lawyers dedicated time to provide pro bono services to the community where they live and work. 

  • 8,076+ Pro Bono Hours Provided in 2023

    6,136 Hours representing clients.

    1,939 Hours of improving the law.

  • Thousands of Hours Dedicated to Pro Bono in 2023

    57 lawyers with 20+ hours of representing pro bono clients. 46 lawyers with 50+ hours. 17 lawyers with 100-200 hours. 3 lawyers 300+ hours. 

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