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.
The ACLU of New Jersey awarded Paul, Weiss a Legal Leadership Award for the firm’s key role in one of the most influential immigrants’ rights cases during the Trump Administration. The case involved Indonesian Christian residents of Central Jersey who were targeted by ICE for deportation. In February 2018, at the request of the ACLU, Paul, Weiss filed a habeas petition and a massive class action on a short deadline and went on to recruit a team of law firms to represent the affected immigrants in their individual cases. The pro bono team organized by Paul, Weiss included Davis Polk, Gibbons PC, Kirkland & Ellis, Lowenstein Sandler, Morgan Lewis, Riker Danzig, Sidley Austin, the Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice, and the Law Offices of Jason Scott Camilo. Pro Bono counsel Emily Goldberg accepted the award on behalf of the firm at an awards dinner on May 2. The team on the case included litigation partner Walter Ricciardi, pro bono counsel Emily Goldberg, and litigation associates Makiko Hiromi, Carter Greenbaum and Stephen Thompson.
» click here to read about the underlying case