Pro Bono
Helping Attorneys Help Those in Need
Kelley Drye has a long history of helping those who may not have access to or be able to afford legal counsel. This passion for justice and commitment to advocacy help make a difference in our clients’ lives and in our communities.

We believe it is the firm’s professional and ethical duty to provide legal support to individuals and to organizations that impact change for those in need. We empower lawyers and legal professionals to pursue pro bono cases that reflect their personal passions and where they can put their legal acumen to best use in the community.

Impact Initiatives

Assisting members of the LGBTQ+ community facing discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation.

Impact Initiatives

Representing vulnerable immigrant clients and their families seeking a safe and secure life in the United States.

Impact Initiatives

Helping to ensure that the voices of children are heard and to advocate in times of crisis for their safety and wellbeing.

Impact Initiatives

Supporting nonprofits with transactional legal issues so they can focus on their mission within their communities.

Impact Initiatives

Advocating for racial justice by supporting clients in matters involving systemic threats of unfair and unequal treatment based on race or ethnicity.

Impact Initiatives

Helping to protect and defend the rights of people accused of committing crimes.
Statement from Leadership
Kelley Drye’s strong commitment to pro bono service is essential to close the justice gap and provide life-changing assistance to individuals, families, and communities who are most vulnerable in our society. We empower our attorneys to turn values into action, and we support them with training, guidance, and Mentorship.
2020 Pro Bono By the Numbers
215
Different Matters
168
Lawyers and staff who participated in pro bono work
60%
of associates and special counsel worked on matters
68
immigration matters
8,769
hours of professional time to pro bono work