Pro Bono

Improving Access to Justice

Husch Blackwell has a long-standing commitment to providing pro bono legal services to individuals, public service groups and charitable organizations that are unable to pay for the legal representation they need. We encourage our attorneys to provide pro bono legal services, engage in activities that improve access to justice for all, and provide financial support for organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means. We are a Signatory Member of the Pro Bono Institute's Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge, a national organization that encourages pro bono work in law firms across the country.

Our attorneys provide pro bono legal services to individuals and groups referred to us from various agencies including Jewish Vocational Services, Colorado Volunteer Lawyers Association, The Center for Missing & Exploited Children, various legal service corporations and more. Our attorneys also volunteer their services via area bar associations, such as The Denver Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Kansas City Women Lawyers Association and others.

In 2017, Husch Blackwell attorneys and professionals helped 210 organizations by donating 28,791 hours totaling more than $8.67 million. Our volunteer work takes many forms, such as offering legal services in disadvantaged neighborhoods and assisting public defenders with heavy caseloads.

Read our 2017 Pro Bono Report to learn more about these efforts.

Full billable hour credits are given to our attorneys for time spent on pro bono matters.

We support our attorneys with specialized training in the areas of law the volunteer attorneys routinely handle. Continuing Legal Education classes are held throughout the year on various topics.

Below are some of our long-term pro bono initiatives.