“There is a call upon the legal profession to do a great work for this country.”
- Justice Louis Brandeis
As a firm, Liskow & Lewis embraces the sentiment reflected in Justice Brandeis’ comment as well as the American Bar Associations’ exhortations “to provide legal services to those unable to pay.” We believe pro bono work and other community service activities are an important professional responsibility and a key to advancing the legal interests of diverse and historically underserved populations. Our commitment to pro bono work and civic and community involvement is supported by our board of directors and our entire partnership.
Liskow & Lewis’ commitment to pro bono work starts with our policy that all attorneys are encouraged to participate in pro bono and civic activities with the knowledge that the firm fully supports their efforts.
Additionally, we are an active participant in the Pro Bono Project, an organization which acts as a central coordinator of services to those in need. Other matters are brought into the firm through individual attorneys, referrals from neighborhood clinics and referrals from the public and indigent defenders offices. Specific matters in which our lawyers are engaged vary widely, reflecting the differing interests and expertise of our people.
A sampling of matters includes:
- Civil rights issues
- Consumer law issues
- Contract disputes
- Corporate, tax and real estate work for community organizations
- Criminal appeals and petitions for habeas corpus
- Intellectual Property
- Landlord/Tenant cases
- Public education issues
Other Civic and Community Service
Realizing that communities benefit greatly from the support of active volunteers, our firm encourages all employees to join and lead non-profit and community organizations. Our attorneys and staff members promote personal and community development through charitable and civic work, serving on the boards of dozens of charitable, business, educational, governmental and social organizations. Our professionals also support numerous arts organizations and volunteer countless hours serving others.