Paul, Weiss is committed to providing impactful pro bono legal assistance to individuals and organizations in need across a broad range of constitutional, civil rights and other public interest matters.
A Paul, Weiss team recently secured the freedom of a pro bono client who was wrongfully convicted in 1996 of a murder he did not commit after 15 years fighting on his behalf.
Paul, Weiss, the Legal Aid Society and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed suit on behalf of several community organizations to block the Trump Administration’s proposed “public charge” rule, which would allow officials to deny admission or lawful permanent residence to low- and middle-income immigrants receiving or likely to receive public benefits.
Paul, Weiss and co-counsel Planned Parenthood and the ACLU won a preliminary injunction preventing the enforcement of Missouri’s 8-week abortion ban. » more
Along with CRR, Paul, Weiss also recently won an injunction against Mississippi's ban on abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy. » more
In a landmark decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting could sue the manufacturers, distributors and sellers of the military assault rifle used by the shooter. An amicus brief by Paul, Weiss and co-counsel the Giffords Law Center was heavily cited in the decision.
Awards & Recognition
Paul, Weiss has been included in The National Law Journal’s 2019 Pro Bono Hot List for its involvement in some of the most significant public interest matters of the past year.
In response to a successful voter protection lawsuit brought by Paul, Weiss and the Brennan Center for Justice, Georgia has passed a law to enhance the security of the state’s voter registration database.
For decades, Paul, Weiss has been at the forefront of legal efforts to promote civil rights and equal justice. Assisting Thurgood Marshall in the seminal U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, the firm’s lawyers were instrumental in the effort to end racial segregation. Today, we are a leader in nationwide efforts to secure equal rights for the LGBTQ community, advance racial justice, challenge restrictive voting laws, and protect the rights of Americans with disabilities.
We regularly partner with The Bronx Defenders, Sanctuary For Families and other advocacy groups to represent underserved individuals in family and appeals courts. Among other matters, we frequently handle disputes regarding custody and guardianship, as well as applications for civil protective orders in domestic violence proceedings.