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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: Racial Justice

For decades, Paul, Weiss has been at the forefront of legal efforts to promote racial justice. Assisting Thurgood Marshall in the seminal U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, the firm’s lawyers were instrumental in effort to end racial segregation. Today, we continue to be a leader in nationwide efforts to use the law and advocacy to confront systemic racism.

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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: 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: 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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Spotlight: Reproductive Justice

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: LGBTQIA+

Paul, Weiss has long been a leader in nationwide efforts to secure equal rights for LGBTQIA+ communities.

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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: 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: Advising Nonprofits

We provide legal assistance and advice to a wide range of not-for-profit organizations. Our goal is to collaborate with and provide pro bono services to nonprofits that tackle issues aligning with our core pro bono focus areas: racial and civil rights, criminal justice, immigration, voting rights, reproductive justice, the arts, gun violence and LGBTQIA+.

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