PBI to Honor McDonald’s Corporation in partnership with Goldberg Kohn Ltd., Jenner & Block LLP, and the National Immigrant Justice Center with CPBO Partner Award
“PBI salutes this partnership for providing legal representation to asylum seekers in the past and throughout the pandemic,” said Eve Runyon, PBI President and CEO. “This pro bono work is so necessary through what can be a confusing and extended process for the underserved.”
“McDonald’s has a long history of community service dating back to 1955 when Ray Kroc founded our Company on the premise of ‘giving back to the communities we serve,’” said Desiree Ralls-Morrison, McDonald’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. “Through McDonald’s Pro Bono Program, our lawyers and other professionals uphold this important value by helping make the justice system more fair and accessible to everyone. We are honored to be recognized by Pro Bono Institute, and we salute all who provide pro bono legal services to those in need.”
The partnership has continued its work during the pandemic. Volunteers from McDonald’s, Jenner & Block, and Goldberg Kohn have taken on a number of new cases, continue to work on applications remotely, and conduct interviews virtually. The partnership has also held virtual trainings for volunteers. In addition, McDonald’s sustains the partnership by helping to raise funds for NIJC.
About Corporate Pro Bono
Founded in 2000, Corporate Pro Bono is the global in-house project of PBI. CPBO’s mission is to explore and identify new approaches to and resources for the provision of legal services to the poor, disadvantaged, and other individuals or groups unable to secure legal assistance to address critical problems. CPBO does so by supporting, enhancing, and transforming the pro bono efforts of in-house legal departments in the U.S. and around the world.
About Pro Bono Institute
Founded in 1996, PBI is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization. With an unparalleled depth of knowledge, resources and expertise, PBI is the respected resource for all things pro bono. Through our work with law firms, in-house corporate legal departments, and public interest organizations, PBI is the global thought leader in exploring, identifying, evaluating, catalyzing, and taking to scale new approaches to and resources for the provision of legal services to the poor, disadvantaged, and other individuals or groups unable to secure legal assistance to address critical problems.