Buckley Sandler’s approach to pro bono is simple — we believe that all people are entitled to legal representation, and we are committed to presenting all of our lawyers with the opportunity to provide pro bono legal services.
Our pro bono efforts focus on providing legal services to economically disadvantaged individuals as well as to non-profit organizations in our surrounding communities and throughout the United States. We partner with more than a dozen legal service organizations that provide pro bono support for a wide range of clients, including immigrants, children, veterans, senior citizens, and the needy as well as those caught up in the criminal justice system.
Our work includes representing tenants and landlords in residential housing disputes, assisting in the preparation of wills and powers of attorney for low-income, elderly residents, representing indigent defendants in criminal appeals matters, handling family law cases — including serving as guardian ad litem in custody cases — and assisting victims of mortgage and foreclosure rescue scams.
By offering such easy access to pro bono assignments and by providing one-for-one billable hour credit for every hour worked on pro bono matters, we have seen a steady growth both in the number of hours and participating attorneys since the establishment of our pro bono program in 2012.