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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.

Paul, Weiss and ACLU Seek Damages on Behalf of Separated Immigrant Families

Paul, Weiss and co-counsel the ACLU filed a class action seeking damages on behalf of thousands of traumatized children and parents harmed by the Trump administration’s separation of families at the southern border.

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» spotlight: Immigration, Refugees & Asylum

Pro Bono Client Is Released From Prison After Successful Resentencing

Paul, Weiss achieved a major victory on behalf of a pro bono client, Duane Joseph Johnson, when Judge Michael Ryan of the D.C. Superior Court resentenced our client from a term of 51 years to life in prison (with 40 years mandatory) to time served. 

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» spotlight: Criminal Justice

Paul, Weiss, CRR Win Appeal of Mississippi’s 15-Week Abortion Ban

Paul, Weiss and the Center for Reproductive Rights recently won a Fifth Circuit appeal of Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban. » more

Paul, Weiss recently filed an amicus brief supporting reproductive rights on behalf of legal professionals. » more

Paul, Weiss and co-counsel recently blocked Missouri’s 8-week abortion ban.
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» spotlight: Reproductive 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

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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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

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: 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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