BuckleySandler has a strong commitment to public service and encourages all of its lawyers to participate in pro bono work. The firm’s pro bono practice focuses on providing legal services to economically disadvantaged individuals as well as to non-profit organizations in our surrounding communities and throughout the United States.
In 2013, BuckleySandler expanded the firm’s pro bono commitment, adding several new partnerships and continuing its partnership with other organizations with which the firm has had an ongoing relationship. Additionally, the firm provides billable credit for pro bono work, has a pro bono coordinator, and has a recognition program for those performing pro bono work. The Firm’s expanded focus has led to a dramatic increase in the number of pro bono hours performed.
The firm will continue working with legal service organizations such as:
- Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
- Maryland Office of the Public Defender
- D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project
- Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
- Legal Counsel for the Elderly
- DC Bar Pro Bono Program’s Landlord Tenant Resource Center
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Pro Bono Panel
- Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
- Bet Tzedek
BuckleySandler pro bono representations involve a wide variety of subject areas that reflect the diverse interests of our attorneys. Pro bono representations have included work such as:
- Providing information to unrepresented tenants and landlords with residential housing disputes in Washington, D.C.
- Provide assistance in preparing wills and powers of attorney for low-income, elderly residents of Washington, D.C.
- Provide legal representation to indigent defendants in criminal appeals matters in the Court of Special Appeals for the state of Maryland.
- Participate as a member of the Pro Bono Panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to provide pro bono legal assistance in civil appeals.
- Provide legal representation to victims of mortgage and foreclosure rescue scams
- Provide legal services to low-income DC residents in family law cases, including serving as guardian ad litem in custody cases.