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.

New York Times Highlights Firm Efforts to Reunite Separated Families

The New York Times highlighted Paul, Weiss’s leadership in a court-ordered effort to find parents deported by the Trump Administration and to reunify families in an article on law firms’ intensive pro bono immigration efforts.

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» spotlight: Immigration, Refugees & Asylum

District Court Strikes Down Mississippi’s Ban on Abortion After 15 Weeks of Pregnancy

As has been widely reported, Paul, Weiss and co-counsel the Center for Reproductive Rights won a critically important ruling in federal district court in Mississippi, striking down the state’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy on Constitutional grounds. 

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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

Federal Court Orders Georgia to Take Steps to Ensure Provisional Ballots Counted

In a voting rights case brought by Paul, Weiss and the Brennan Center for Justice, a federal court in Atlanta enjoined Georgia from rejecting thousands of provisional ballots based on the state's corrupted, purged and potentially hacked 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: 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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