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.
In naming it “Law Firm of the Year” in 2019, The American Lawyer called out Paul, Weiss’s remarkable pro bono commitment, noting that it is “all-encompassing, spanning all of the core issues currently facing our society.”
Throughout our firm's history, we have maintained an unwavering commitment to providing pro bono legal assistance to the most vulnerable members of our society and in support of the public interest. This commitment is a part of the firm's identity, and is embraced by every member of the Paul, Weiss community, from the most senior leaders across all departments to the summer associates who join us each year.
From helping Thurgood Marshall reverse the doctrine of "separate but equal" in Brown v. Board of Education to representing Edith Windsor in challenging the Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor, our attorneys have achieved landmark victories in civil rights cases that have changed society for the better. Paul, Weiss lawyers participate in all levels of pro bono work, working directly with individual clients, non-profits and small businesses in a wide range of substantive areas, as well as handling appeals and drafting key amicus briefs before the Supreme Court.
Pro bono and public service are central tenets of the firm. These values are reinforced throughout every lawyer's career at Paul, Weiss. Associates are encouraged to get involved in pro bono work from day one, and are considered a vital part of the team; junior lawyers involved in pro bono cases receive extensive training and partner mentorship.