Community Impact

We seek out high-impact pro bono cases that effect change. And we see these cases through, taking them to trial, even to the U.S. Supreme Court. Recently, we:

  • Secured public access to 12,000 pages of documents detailing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s lethal injection practices and protocols;
  • Filed an amicus brief on behalf of clergy members opposing the governor of Texas’ stance on refusing to resettle Syrian refugees; and
  • Won several cases that allowed immigrants fleeing from violence in their native countries to remain in the United States.

All attorneys enjoy tremendous latitude in the kinds of pro bono cases they take on and are encouraged to find matters that are meaningful to them. The firm treats pro bono hours the same as billable time, and there is no cap on hours that an attorney may devote to pro bono work.

Our lawyers are also actively involved with nonprofit boards and civic work, including the RAND Civil Justice Institute, Mayo Clinic, the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) of the California Bar, California Fair Political Practices Commission, the California Women’s Law Center, and anti-poverty non-profit LIFT-LA. We encourage and support all attorneys to find ways to become involved in the community.