Pro Bono

Munger, Tolles & Olson Files Civil Rights Lawsuit on Behalf of Young Adults in Foster Care Against State and County Agencies and Officials for Failure to Provide Stable Housing and Adequate Support Services

Munger, Tolles & Olson has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the California Department of Social Services, Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Health Care Services, Los Angeles County, the County Department of Children and Family Services, and the County Department of Mental Health on behalf of six young adults in foster care who have been deprived of legally guaranteed housing and mental health care.

MTO Secures Historic Appellate Ruling to End “Poverty Tows” Throughout California

Munger, Tolles & Olson and co-counsel secured a historic appellate victory for Californians who were having their cars unconstitutionally seized without a warrant merely because they could not afford to pay parking tickets.

Munger, Tolles & Olson Ranks First for Average Pro Bono Hours in The American Lawyer’s 2023 Pro Bono Scorecard

Munger, Tolles & Olson ranked No.1 in total number of pro bono hours in The American Lawyer’s 2023 Pro Bono Scorecard, which is published annually and tracks pro bono work performed by both U.S.-based and international lawyers.

Munger, Tolles & Olson Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Idaho School Facilities Law That Singles Out Transgender Students for Discriminatory Treatment

On July 6, 2023, Munger, Tolles & Olson, alongside Lambda Legal and Alturas Law Group, PLLC, filed a federal lawsuit against the Idaho State Superintendent of Education Debbie Critchfield and other Idaho school officials on behalf of a rising seventh-grade transgender student and an LGBTQ high school student organization challenging Idaho’s new school facilities law that singles out transgender students for discriminatory treatment.


Contributing to the community through pro bono work and other forms of volunteerism is a core tenet of the culture at Munger, Tolles & Olson. The firm was one of the charter signatories to the American Bar Association’s pro bono challenge and consistently devotes more than three percent of all attorney time to delivering needed pro bono legal assistance. We are proud to be one of the select group of firms to have received the ABA’s coveted Pro Bono Publico Award.

Munger Tolles encourages its attorneys to choose pro bono matters that they care about deeply. The American Lawyer described it as “the Munger, Tolles & Olson way … a sense of ownership that extends from patriarch Ronald Olson all the way down to the first-year associates.”

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