Fox Rothschild's dedication to pro bono work spans our entire network of 22 offices, directly benefiting the communities where our attorneys live and work. By making a concerted effort to donate their time and services back to society, our attorneys are involved first-hand in making a lasting impact on their region.
Our broad-based pro bono program includes legal services at no cost to individuals who need assistance as well as various religious and community groups, nonprofit associations, and social welfare and human resources organizations.
As one of the first major Philadelphia law firms to establish a policy of mandatory pro bono service for our first- and second-year associates, we believe pro bono work is both a duty and a priority. Lawyers and paralegals participating in the program receive credit for time spent on those matters. Pro bono hours are also a factor used to determine base salaries and bonuses.
"As a first-year associate in the Philadelphia Office, I received hands-on experience with the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program. I was assigned a case, and worked closely with a senior mentor to provide comprehensive legal services."
"As a summer associate, I participated in the Habitat for Humanity initiative called 'Buildable Hours.' It was a day-long project where we went to various sites to create housing for underserved areas. It was a great team building exercise, and I really got to know those I was working with."