Empowering Justice: Our Pro Bono Commitment
At Glaser Weil, we have always valued serving the communities in which we practice and live. By providing a wide variety of legal services, we aim to assist individuals who are often underserved and lack resources to receive the help and justice they need. By offering our legal expertise to those in need, we can make a lasting impact that will create a more equitable society.
Our attorneys are actively engaged in a variety of pro bono projects. We frequently partner on activities that support low-income Los Angeles County residents and local business owners in need of representation. We have a long and strong track record of meaningful engagement with charities and civic organizations throughout California, where our lawyers serve as trustees, commissioners, members of boards and directors, as well as in other capacities. That commitment remains central to the Firm’s identity.
Our Pro Bono Impact
- The Firm joined a pro bono team in representing one of the victims in an anti-Semitic attack that occurred outside a popular Los Angeles restaurant (read more).
- The Firm organized a pro bono clinic for small businesses in LA District 9 in partnership with LA Council members and leading LA-based nonprofit law firm Bet Tzedek. At this clinic, Firm attorneys held one-on-one conversations with local business owners so they could address their specific needs.
- In partnership with nonprofit law firm Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA), the Firm assisted with multiple cases involving domestic violence restraining orders. Upon receiving training from LAFLA, the Firm’s attorneys learned that domestic violence restraining order hearings resemble mini-trials, and as in many of the cases the Firm handles generally, evidence is presented in the same way as in a civil trial, which the Firm is distinctly equipped to execute.
- Glaser Weil attorneys were instrumental in negotiating AltaSea’s lease with the Port of Los Angeles. Built on a historic pier with access to the deep ocean, AltaSea’s 35-acre campus brings people together to expand science-based understanding of the ocean. The Firm has dedicated a significant amount of pro bono time and resources to AltaSea and was honored with a key “to the future” from AltaSea (read more).
Pro Bono Collaborations and Initiatives
Glaser Weil has fostered many long-standing partnerships with a diverse group of organizations over the years, including: