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Berezoski, back row right; pro bono attorneys receive 2021 NCJFCJ Impact of the Year Award.

Pro Bono

Justice for all.

These are not just words to us. Lifting the less fortunate and bridging gaps in our communities through pro bono service is a cornerstone of Husch Blackwell’s culture.

Through thousands of hours of free legal services, we strive to improve the lives of children, the poor and other disadvantaged groups. We are committed to sharing our skills to advance access to justice and to help hundreds of nonprofit organizations achieve their goals.

Husch Blackwell is making a difference:

The impact of our attorneys and professionals in 2020.
organizations helped
individuals assisted
hours donated
$8.7 M
total benefit

View Husch Blackwell's recent pro bono projects.

HB Communities for Change: Minority-Owned Small Business Clinic

The HB Communities for Change initiative expands the firm’s pro bono commitments by assisting eligible minority-owned businesses and non-profits, on a pro bono basis, in the cities where we have offices. Are you a small, minority-owned business or minority entrepreneur seeking legal assistance? We encourage you to apply today.

Human Trafficking Legal Clinic

To maximize efforts in the fight against human trafficking, Husch Blackwell developed a legal clinic that is the first of its kind in the country. The firm is committed to representing all victims — international and domestic, adults and children — in commercial sex and forced labor trafficking cases referred by prosecutors' offices, law enforcement and partnering nonprofit agencies.

Women's Safe House

Through a partnership with Women’s Safe House, a St. Louis domestic violence shelter, our attorneys counsel survivors of domestic violence twice a month on legal issues such as landlord/tenant, outstanding warrants and orders of protection. By helping to resolve legal matters and streamlining the judicial process, the clinic removes barriers to safe housing and jobs.

Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

In Chicago and St. Louis, our attorneys provide pro bono legal services to artists and art organizations to help protect their rights and develop their businesses. This includes contract drafting, review and negotiation; copyright, trademark and patent prosecution and protection; nonprofit formation and tax exemption; and corporate and litigation matters.

Testimonials Wendy Addis, Founder, Kaleidoscope Network

"I was using my own money, and lawyer fees were something that was really not in my budget. Within a few weeks I got a call from Husch Blackwell saying that they were assigning three lawyers to me. They helped me not only get started but were there every step of the way. I got approved for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in less than two months with their help. There’s just so much they’ve helped me with. We wouldn’t be an organization without them."

Read how invested partnerships make a difference
Testimonials Thomas Jourdain, Owner, Yabbado, LLC

"I was trying to do something better than driving a truck – I wanted to get my own company and had been struggling with that for a while. I thought it was going to be hard because I knew financially I couldn’t afford lawyers to help me with the process. I remember the first time I talked to the Husch Blackwell lawyers and asked how much it would cost me and they smiled and said it’s going to be free. I can’t believe it. So I can chase my dream."

Read how invested partnerships make a difference
Testimonials Jonaie Johnson, Founder & CEO, Interplay

"I am truly grateful! Husch Blackwell's pro bono legal services and knowledge of startups have helped me to have continued success with my new company, Interplay."

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