Pro Bono

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates (“Skadden”) strongly encourages its lawyers, legal assistants and summer associates to assist, through pro bono work, those individuals and groups unable to afford legal services. The firm is a charter signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge, pledging to commit time equivalent to at least three percent of our annual billable hours to work on pro bono matters.  Skadden attorneys — both litigators and nonlitigators — represent individuals and organizations of limited means in matters including: 

  • not-for-profit incorporations and securing tax-exempt status; 
  • Social Security disability claims; 
  • housing issues; 
  • the preparation of wills, guardianship and adoption petitions; 
  • civil rights claims; 
  • real estate projects involving ownership for low-income tenants; 
  • criminal appeals; 
  • battered women issues; 
  • unemployment cases; 
  • microentrepreneurs; 
  • political asylum and immigration matters; 
  • uncontested divorces; 
  • children’s issues; and 
  • senior citizens’ issues.

Our attorneys also counsel nonprofit charitable and cultural organizations, and handle post-conviction representations in death penalty cases.  The firm’s pro bono   achievements have been nationally recognized and are reflected in the awards that we have received from various nonprofit organizations.

"Pro Bono Report"

The 2015 "Pro Bono Report" highlights the work Skadden attorneys have done on behalf of clients in need. Click here to view the 2014 edition. The inaugural issue is available here.