Pro bono initiatives provide an opportunity to connect with the human side of the practice of law and to give back to our communities. At V&E, our lawyers are guided by the principle that pro bono clients — like all of our clients — should be fully and effectively represented. As a result, we devote significant time and financial resources to the legal needs of individuals and organizations that cannot afford representation.
From senior partners to first-year associates, our lawyers donate their skills and time to personal passions that make lasting impacts on others in need. On average, 30,000 hours or more of pro bono legal service are provided each year by V&E lawyers.
Our pro bono work is sourced from attorneys interested in specific issues, legal service providers who work each day to improve the lives of others, and from partnering with clients to assist the underserved. Whether we’re helping to reunite mothers and children, assisting Holocaust victims in the U.S. with obtaining restitution from the German government, or representing U.S. veterans and active duty military personnel with legal problems, V&E’s long tradition of pro bono service has grown to become a broad and diverse practice area.
V&E’s full-time Pro Bono Counsel, Ellyn Haikin Josef, along with Craig Seebald, Pro Bono Chair, and the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, leads our robust program.