Cahill Pro Bono

For decades, Cahill lawyers have worked face to face with pro bono clients to provide individuals and families with access to justice and opportunity. Whether we are standing up for our clients in asylum, immigration, or criminal proceedings, representing vulnerable families in international custody disputes and domestic violence matters, submitting an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court or an international war crimes tribunal, or helping a military veteran start a small business with an international supply chain, all resources of the Firm are brought to bear to make a difference.

106

Number of Matters
Open in 2017

26

Non-Profit Organizations Supported

22+

Number of
Countries Involved

Recent Rankings & Recognitions

Initiatives

Our lawyers are encouraged to work on pro bono matters that support the causes they care about most, and through our various pro bono initiatives, including many that leverage our long-standing relationships with premier public service organizations, Cahill’s pro bono practice offers a wide array of opportunities to have an impact.

Each pro bono initiative is overseen by a dedicated Partner Advisor who serves as a mentor and experienced resource to associates who are handling matters within that particular initiative.

Cahill Pro Bono for the Arts

Partner Advisor: Brockton B. Bosson

Cahill attorneys work closely with leading arts and cultural institutions in New York City to provide legal services on a range of issues.

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The Door

Partner Advisor: Elai Katz

Cahill attorneys, through a partnership with The Door, a youth development services center in New York City, provide legal services to clients under the age of 21, including individual representation of abandoned or abused youths.

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Hague Convention

Partner Advisor: David R. Owen

Cahill attorneys provide legal services to clients under the age of 16 brought to the United States from their countries of habitual residence in violation of parental rights under the Hague Convention.

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Lawyers Alliance for New York

Partner Advisor: Kimberly C. Petillo-Décossard

Through our partnership with Lawyers Alliance, Cahill attorneys provide a range of business and transactional-focused legal services to nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life in New York City and around the world.

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Legal Aid Society

Partner Advisor: Landis C. Best

Through our long-standing partnership with The Legal Aid Society, the oldest and largest nonprofit legal services organization in the country, Cahill attorneys provide access to justice for low-income New Yorkers on a range of legal matters.

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Sanctuary for Families

Partner Advisor: Joel Kurtzberg

Cahill provides legal representation and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking, along with their children, in family and matrimonial law, immigration, public benefits, and other legal areas.

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Street Law

Partner Advisor: Pierre M. Gentin

Cahill attorneys teach legal education classes to high school students in the Bronx, covering various aspects of criminal law, criminal procedure, and constitutional law.

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Veterans' New Business Initiative

Partner Advisor: Brockton B. Bosson

Cahill attorneys serve as a strategic partner and early-stage general counsel to military veterans who are transitioning from the armed services and making an impact in the marketplace by starting new business ventures.

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Testimonials

  • Your work gave me and my son our new life . . . I don’t have to be afraid anymore.

    Sandra, domestic violence survivor and Cahill client through our partnership with Sanctuary for Families

  • Cahill provided an outstanding crew of lawyers in the beginning phases. I know of other businesses that have paid an arm and a leg to get what we’ve got. Amazing!

    Raymond Collazo, founder of filmmaking collaboration platform FilmLinkUp and U.S. Army veteran

  • Focusing on my biotechnology company; I needed to generate the best quality science, and not be distracted by legal matters. It was a great relief for Cahill to have my back and support in that space.

    William, biologist and U.S. Marine Corps veteran

  • Cahill's contributions as a trusted legal advisor to Lincoln Center have been immeasurable. Their advice draws from a deep well of legal knowledge concerning internal audit, compensation, and good governance in the context of the nonprofit sector.

    Lesley Rosenthal, General Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Leadership

The Firm’s pro bono program is overseen by the Co-Chairs of the Pro Bono Committee who are actively involved in pro bono matters and are responsible for promoting and guiding Cahill’s pro bono initiatives.  On a day-to-day basis, our pro bono program is led by a dedicated, full-time Pro Bono Counsel.  In addition to coordinating the participation of Cahill lawyers firmwide in pro bono matters, Cahill’s Pro Bono Counsel engages with public service organizations to identify innovative ways in which our lawyers can make an impact in communities in New York and around the world. 

Anirudh Bansal
Partner

Elai Katz
Partner

Artemis Anninos
Pro Bono Counsel

Partnerships