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Cahill’s Pro Bono Efforts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cahill has been providing pro bono services to those affected by the pandemic, and we are continuing to develop additional opportunities to make a positive impact.

The Firm’s 2020 summer associate class had the opportunity to work on the pro bono projects outlined below under the supervision of Cahill attorneys. As a result of their outstanding efforts in helping those in need during the pandemic, the nonprofit organization Multiplying Good named the class a recipient of its One in a Million Award.

Cahill and several attorneys have been recognized with Sanctuary for Families’ 2020 Above & Beyond Pro Bono Achievement Awards. Cahill associates were awarded for their tireless and compassionate work on behalf of domestic violence victims. The Firm was also honored for our work as a founding member of Sanctuary’s Virtual Courtroom Advocates Project (VCAP), along with the entire VCAP team.

Initiatives included:

Partnering with Sanctuary for Families to help victims of domestic violence file for orders of protection remotely

According to Governor Cuomo’s office, the New York State Police reported a 15-20% increase in domestic violence incidents in New York state since the stay-at-home executive order was issued. Cahill is providing remote assistance to victims of domestic violence who call Sanctuary’s live helpline seeking orders of protection.

Sanctuary’s Legal Helpline:
1.212.349.6009 x246,
M-F, from 9 am-5 pm

Sanctuary’s COVID-19 Resources:

Helping nonprofits and performing arts organizations navigate the CARES Act

The firm is assisting nonprofit and performing arts clients with analyzing and interpreting provisions of the CARES Act so that these organizations and their employees can have the full benefit of the safety net provided by the stimulus.

Advising small businesses on emergency loans provided under the CARES Act

Small businesses are being profoundly impacted by the shutdown to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The CARES Act provides for emergency loans either in the form of loans issued by the Small Business Association (SBA), or through an SBA-approved lender. Cahill is advising select small businesses about their options for emergency SBA loans and grants under the CARES Act, and in particular, we will continue our longstanding emphasis on supporting businesses owned by women, minorities, and military veterans.

As the world confronts this unprecedented crisis, Cahill continues to analyze the evolving legal and economic landscape. To access our memoranda related to the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.