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Awards & Recognition

Paul, Weiss Named to The National Law Journal’s Pro Bono Hot List

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.

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Paul, Weiss and CRR Win Injunction Against Mississippi’s Ban on Abortion After 6 Weeks of Pregnancy

Paul, Weiss and co-counsel the Center for Reproductive Rights won a preliminary injunction preventing the enforcement of a new law that would ban abortion in the state after approximately six weeks of pregnancy, before most women even know they are pregnant.

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» spotlight: Reproductive Rights

Awards & Recognition

Karen King Receives Thurgood Marshall Award

Litigation counsel Karen King received this year’s Thurgood Marshall Award for Exceptional Pro Bono Service, awarded by the Federal Bar Council.

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Travel Ban Case to Go Forward

Paul, Weiss secured a major victory on behalf of four pro bono clients challenging the constitutionality of President Trump’s travel ban order when a Maryland federal court judge denied the government’s motion to dismiss in the two-year-old case.

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» spotlight: Immigration, Refugees & Asylum

New Georgia Election Security Law Prompted by Paul, Weiss and Brennan Center Lawsuit

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.

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» spotlight: Voting Rights

Paul, Weiss Aids in Connecticut Win Allowing Gun Violence Victims to Sue Gun Makers

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.

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» spotlight: Gun Violence Prevention Efforts

Spotlight: Civil Rights

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.

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Spotlight: Criminal Justice

Our work in the criminal justice area is extensive and varied. We regularly represent indigent defendants in federal habeas-related investigations, petitions and appeals; have devoted tens of thousands of hours to capital cases; and have represented prisoners in landmark lawsuits challenging their treatment or conditions of confinement. We are also involved in cutting-edge cases, including one curtailing the use of eye-witness identifications in court.

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Spotlight: Empowering Nonprofits

We provide legal assistance to a wide range of not-for-profit groups and low-income business owners on a full spectrum of transactional, tax, litigation and contract matters.

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Spotlight: Family Law

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.

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