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Paul, Weiss is committed to providing impactful pro bono legal assistance to individuals and organizations in need. Our program is all-encompassing, spanning the core issues facing our society.

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Spotlight: Immigration, Refugees & Asylum

We have long focused on providing pro bono legal services to vulnerable immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, as well as the organizations that serve these populations. In recent years, this work has become even more urgent given the rising number of assaults on the rights of our immigrant communities. 

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Spotlight: Reproductive Rights

We have been involved in many consequential recent cases involving reproductive freedom, including broad-based challenges of recent state laws and regulations that have created unconstitutional barriers to a woman’s right to access safe, legal abortions.

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Spotlight: Gun Violence Prevention Efforts

We are deeply committed to combating the gun violence epidemic. Paul, Weiss took the lead role in forming the Firearms Accountability Task Force (FACT), an unprecedented effort by leading gun violence prevention organizations and law firms to use affirmative litigation to confront this national issue. The firm is spearheading a number of cutting-edge cases.

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Spotlight: Voting Rights

Paul, Weiss’s advocacy in important voting rights cases dates back to 1963, when the firm won the landmark Supreme Court case Gray v. Sanders, which established the principle of “one person, one vote.” We remain steadfast in our commitment, supporting recent voting rights actions in several courts nationally as counsel of record or counsel to amici curiae.

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Spotlight: Criminal Justice

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.

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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: 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: Economic Empowerment

We are helping to create economic empowerment opportunities for small businesses, which reflects a commitment to ensuring that our transactional attorneys can participate robustly in our pro bono efforts. To address economic inequalities that disproportionately impact Black entrepreneurs, Paul, Weiss is committed to providing Black- and minority-owned businesses access to pro bono legal resources.

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