Pro Bono

Munger, Tolles & Olson Continues Fight to Provide Care and Shelter to Youth in California’s Foster Care System

Munger, Tolles & Olson, along with co-counsel, successfully defeated a motion to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit alleging Los Angeles County and the State of California failed to provide transition age youth (ages 16-21) in foster care with the housing and services to which they are legally entitled.

Joseph Glynn Recognized by the National Immigrant Justice Center with a 2024 Rising Star Award

Munger, Tolles & Olson litigation associate Joseph Glynn has been recognized by the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) with a Rising Star Award for advancing access to justice through pro bono legal services.

Munger, Tolles & Olson Protects Immigrants’ Rights After Court Rules ICE’s “Knock and Arrests” Are Unconstitutional

Munger, Tolles & Olson, in partnership with the ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the UC Irvine School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic, achieved a landmark victory for immigrants’ rights when a federal court ruled that the use of so-called “knock and talks” by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the purpose of arresting individuals is unlawful and unconstitutional.


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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