Pro Bono

"Giving back" is part of our Firm's DNA.

"Giving back" is part of our Firm's DNA.

We have a long track record of dedication and commitment to public service. By training and encouraging our lawyers to participate in pro bono activities early on in their professional development, we ensure that a service orientation will continue throughout their careers. We walk that talk by allotting each one of our attorneys credit for up to fifty billable hours for pro bono work per year.

The Firm has ongoing relationships with a wide variety of legal services organizations, including but not limited to: Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, ReLeSe, Partners for Women and Justice, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Wills for Heroes and New Jersey Institute for Social Justice.

Our lawyers also regularly pursue § 1983 claims, pro bono, through assignments from the District Courts and Superior Courts of New Jersey and New York.  They also perform pro bono criminal defense work, through participation in assignments from the federal Criminal Justice Act panels for the District of New Jersey.

Based on these efforts, McElroy Deutsch is consistently recognized and ranked highly in pro bono service surveys of the top 20 law firms by the New Jersey Law Journal.

McElroy Deutsch accepts individual pro bono representations generally by referral from legal services organizations. If you are seeking pro bono legal representation, you may be able to find assistance at one of these organizations: