Munger, Tolles & Olson received the Marvin Frankel Award from Human Rights First on Oct. 17, 2018. The firm was recognized for its “exemplary support for the influx of refugees needing services arriving at the U.S. southern border.”
More than 1,200 guests attended the organization’s annual awards dinner, where Munger, Tolles & Olson attorney Joseph D. Lee accepted the award on behalf of the firm. Mr. Lee also joined actress Cate Smit to lead the Text to Pledge presentation, which raised more than $545,000.
Established in 2002, the award honors the memory of Human Rights First’s longtime chairman and celebrates law firms that exemplify Judge Frankel’s extraordinary dedication to human rights and commitment to pro bono service.
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 is one of the foremost contributors to the legal communities’ efforts to fill the advocacy gap for members of vulnerable populations who are seeking immigration relief.