Notice

You understand and agree that transmitting information to Brown Rudnick by e-mail does not establish an attorney-client relationship. By clicking the “Agree” link below, you acknowledge that (i) Brown Rudnick has no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information you submit to Brown Rudnick unless Brown Rudnick already represents you or Brown Rudnick later agrees to represent you; thus, if you are not a client, information you submit to Brown Rudnick by e-mail may be disclosed to others and (ii) you have read and understand the Brown Rudnick Terms Of Use and Privacy Policy and that you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of such Terms Of Use and Privacy Policy.

If you would like to discuss becoming a client, please contact one of Brown Rudnick’s attorneys to arrange for a meeting or telephone conference. Thank you for your interest in Brown Rudnick.

pro bono: Our Commitment

AT OUR BEST

 

Throughout Brown Rudnick's history, the Firm has actively encouraged all of its professionals to provide legal services pro bono publico to persons or causes in need of quality legal representation. The resolution of the American Bar Association House of Delegates expresses our point of view succinctly:

"It is the basic responsibility of each lawyer engaged in the practice of law
 to provide public interest legal services without fee or at a substantially reduced fee."

Brown Rudnick's encouragement of pro bono legal services is grounded not only on the societal purpose of achieving equal access to justice for all, but also – quite frankly – on the more self-interested purpose of providing an additional avenue for individual professional growth and self-fulfillment. Our hope is that a vital pro bono program will aid significantly in making lawyering a fulfilling, meaningful and long-term career for all of our professionals.

Brown Rudnick's current pro bono matters include representation of non-profit organizations and individuals involved with inner-city education, homeless shelters, artistic and theatrical groups, economic development for low to moderate income organizations, and indigent individuals and families.

Brown Rudnick subscribes to the Resolution on Public Interest Legal Service adopted by the Boston Bar Association in 1987. This Resolution establishes a program to encourage lawyers to commit a minimum level of time per year to a broad category of public interest activities. The Firm also subscribes to the Pro Bono Institute Law Firm Challenge™ ("Challenge").

As a signatory to the Challenge, we have committed to using our best efforts to ensure that during each fiscal year, we contribute, at a minimum, an amount of time equal to 3% of the Firm’s total billable hours to pro bono work. Internal policies support our professionals in rendering legal services to our pro bono clients; thus, for evaluation and associate bonus purposes, appropriate recognition is given to time devoted to pro bono matters.

Since 2001, the year the Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest was created, through August 31, 2014, Brown Rudnick has provided 105,256.4 hours of pro bono legal representation, the value of which would have been $44,053,351 if the professionals had billed for the representation at their standard hourly rates.

© 2017 Brown Rudnick LLP. Attorney Advertising.