Over the course of 2022, a total of 18 natural disasters occurred in the United States, and in 2023 they seem to be a happening on a daily basis. Disasters create a strong demand for legal services to assist with homeowner issues, insurance claims, and federal relief. As natural disasters continue to intensify, many of those severely impacted have very limited financial resources and require immediate legal assistance. Survivors’ legal and financial concerns may be addressed through pro bono services to support the recovery process.
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August 21, 2023
In a pro bono case Milbank LLP represented All Muslim Association of America (AMAA), a non-profit that provides low-cost burial and funeral services to Muslims in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, against a county in Virginia that created an ordinance that specifically made it impossible for AMAA to put a cemetery on their property. Milbank prevailed, resulting in the county rolling back that provision and awarding the client a large settlement in damages. Listen to this Signatory Showcase edition of PBHH where we spoke with Milbank Special Counsel, Melanie Westover Yanez.
July 19, 2023
For more than 25 years, the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® initiative (Challenge), administered by Pro Bono Institute (PBI), has served as a polestar for pro bono. Challenge signatory law firms set goals to contribute at least 3 percent or 5 percent of their total billable hours to pro bono annually, uphold the principles of the Challenge, and develop their firms’ pro bono cultures. Find out more about this important update.
May 15, 2023
PBI is a catalyst, administering projects that support, guide, and inspire legal institutions to enhance access to justice. PBI selects and operates projects that, working in concert, promote synergies and inform and strengthen each other.