Fox Rothschild has a long history of giving back to the community by providing free legal services to those in need. Our broad-based pro bono program includes legal services at no cost for individuals who need assistance as well as services to various religious organizations, community groups, non-profit associations, social welfare, and human resources organizations.
A Duty and a Priority
We were one of Philadelphia’s first major law firms to establish a policy of mandatory pro bono service for our first-year and second-year associates. This required participation benefits the greater community, and gives our associates meaningful responsibility and early client contact.
Good Work Recognized
Lawyers and paralegals participating in the pro bono program receive credit for the time spent on those matters. Pro bono hours are also a factor used to determine base salaries and bonuses.
Our dedication to pro bono work spans our national network of offices, directly benefiting the communities where our attorneys live and work. By making a concerted effort to donate their time and services, our attorneys are involved first-hand in making a lasting impact on those communities.
First-year and second-year associates in the Philadelphia Office, for example, receive hands-on experience with the agency Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (known as Philadelphia VIP). Each attorney is assigned a case through the VIP and works with a senior mentor to provide comprehensive legal services.
Pro Bono Client List
Our lawyers provide a wide range of legal services to a diverse group of civic, cultural, and social organizations. Much of our pro bono work is done through community service organizations including:
Because of our close collaboration with local partners, we encourage individuals seeking reduced-fee legal assistance to first contact a community organization listed above or local city or state Bar Association. www.abanet.org/legalservices/findlegalhelp/home.cfm
Please direct any questions regarding the firm’s pro bono programs to Jacqueline M. Carolan, Chair of the Pro Bono Committee at 215.299.2863 or email@example.com.