This fall, Munger, Tolles & Olson is hosting panels at two California law schools to highlight some of the meaningful and impactful pro bono cases the firm handles.
The first panel was held Nov. 1 at Boalt Hall. Michelle Friedland, David Fry, Joseph Ybarra and Miriam Seifter participated in a discussion moderated by Sarala Nagala.
Panelists discussed some of Munger Tolles' recent pro bono successes, including obtaining due process rights for alleged gang members, litigating for marriage rights for same-sex couples and securing a landmark settlement for social security recipients.
On Nov. 14, the second panel will be held at UCLA School of Law. Moderated by Bram Alden, participants will include Jacob Kreilkamp, Lika Miyake, Bradley Phillips and Misty Sanford. Panelists will discuss arguing at the U.S. Supreme Court for clean elections in Arizona, litigating the gang injunction due process case, advocating for the LGBT community and providing pro bono counseling to community development organizations.
While all pro bono work seeks to make a difference, Munger Tolles lawyers strive to effect change. Our attorneys are inspired and empowered to tackle the issues that matter to them personally. The problems they solve are often complex, systemic and, sometimes, politically unpopular – but that does not stop Munger Tolles from taking on these important challenges. In 2010, Munger Tolles spent 6 percent of total attorney time on pro bono work, surpassing our goal in the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge, to which our firm is a signatory.