V&E Recognized for Pro Bono Commitment to Her Justice
Vinson & Elkins has been recognized among the top five firms for pro bono hours per capita donated to Her Justice in fiscal year 2017.
Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that takes a ‘pro
bono first’ approach to the provision of free legal services to women living in
poverty in all five boroughs of New York City. By recruiting and mentoring
volunteer lawyers, Her Justice helps more than 3,000 women every year receive
legal aid and address individual and systemic legal barriers.
V&E has worked with Her Justice for more than a decade,
representing low-income survivors of domestic violence in connection with
contested and uncontested divorces and custody disputes, as well as in securing
orders of protection and U visas.
Across the firm, V&E provides an average of
20,000 hours or more of pro bono legal service each year. From senior partners
to first-year associates, our lawyers are proud to donate their skills and time
to support organizations like Her Justice.