Our dedication to pro bono work is a core aspect of our culture. Our founders believed not only in a lawyer’s social responsibility, but that we all benefit when the legal system is accessible to everyone. Those views continue to thrive at Skadden, where we have dedicated nearly 2 million hours to pro bono over the last 10 years alone. The firm gives billable hour credit for pro bono work, and our attorneys are involved in a wide variety of charitable endeavors. From day one, we encourage those at the firm to find a cause that sparks their interest and to match that interest to legal needs in our communities. Our pro bono work is diverse and far-reaching. It includes work related to immigration and asylum; nonprofit incorporation, tax exemption and operations; civil litigation; administrative hearings; life planning; criminal matters; community development; veterans’ issues; and cases involving domestic violence survivors.
Being able to offer our level of client service to people who lack the resources – but not the worthiness, vision, or passion – to engage us is something I'm truly grateful for. — Jo Jimenez, associate