“A civilization flourishes when people plant trees under which they will never sit.”
— Greek Proverb
Myers Bigel believes that pro bono work and other public interest legal services are a fundamental part of the professional responsibility of every attorney. While participation in providing pro bono legal services is on a voluntary basis, we actively encourage all of our attorneys to provide pro bono legal representation, and to participate in other charitable, community, educational, and professional activities.
For example, Julie H. Richardson is one of the co-creators of “PROJECT TOGETHER,” a pro bono program now handled by Volunteer Lawyers Project that provides representation to indigent clients in domestic violence court proceedings, and received the 2008 Pro Bono Impact Award for her work on this project.
Before the firm accepts a pro bono matter, it must be reviewed and approved by the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and also cleared for any possible conflicts of interest. Once a pro bono project is accepted, it will be handled with the same level of energy and attention to detail as any other matter handled by the firm.
If you have any questions about Myers Bigel’s pro bono services, please feel free to contact the lead attorney for the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, Anthony P. DeRosa.