See Pro Bono in Action
At MoFo, we celebrate our firm’s long-standing commitment to Pro Bono. In the videos highlighted here, we honor some of our proudest pro bono moments.
Watch our video to learn about the remarkable pro bono work our lawyers have undertaken to help make an impact during this unprecedented year.
The tireless benefactor of 3,300 hours of pro bono legal work to Morrison & Foerster’s nonprofit and social enterprise clients, Washington, D.C.-based Linda Arnsbarger is the winner of the ABA Business Law Section’s 2020 National Public Service Award. The Honorable Elizabeth Stong, Co-Chair of the Business Law Section Pro Bono Committee, presented the award to Linda during the Section’s September 2020 meeting, held remotely.
Congratulations to MoFo real estate of counsel Tushna Gamadia on being named the 2020 recipient of the Kathi Pugh Award for Pro Bono Service. View the virtual award presentation and learn more about the many important initiatives Tushna has dedicated her time to this year.
MoFo lawyers set their sights on making new beginnings possible for those who need it most. The video above highlights some of the many examples of what pro bono can accomplish when we put our imaginations to work.
Why are Morrison & Foerster lawyers dedicated to doing the public good through pro bono work? The answer is simple: “Because we’re MoFo.” Tune in to find out what motivates us.
Long before the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, Morrison & Foerster and Lambda Legal waged a six-year battle for marriage equality.
Learn more about how MoFo pro bono is representing individuals and organizations, from providing helping handbooks in the face of natural disasters to freeing an innocent man from prison.
In a case that spurred prison reform, Morrison & Foerster challenged the widespread use of solitary confinement in the New York State prison system.
Francisco Carrillo was unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for crimes he did not commit. Lawyers from Morrison & Foerster and the Innocence Project proved it was a case of mistaken identity and secured his freedom.
With legal help from Morrison & Foerster lawyers, family-owned fishing businesses and environmentalists have teamed up to create the San Francisco Community Fishing Association.
In their own words: hear from our clients about how MoFo has helped them in their pro bono matters, from providing assistance to Iraqi refugees to raising reimbursement rates for families with who care for foster children, and beyond.
In a U.S. Supreme Court victory, Morrison & Foerster lawyers strengthened the ability of state Protection and Advocacy agencies to investigate deaths and serious injuries suffered by people with disabilities in state hospitals.
The Fight to Serve: A Litigation Challenge to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
After nearly 20 years of commendable service, Lieutenant Colonel Victor Fehrenbach was discharged by the U.S. Air Force because of his sexuality. On his behalf, lawyers from Morrison & Foerster and the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network brought a precedent-setting legal challenge to the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
Reimbursements for California foster parents didn’t cover the basic needs of children in their care, leading to a shortage of family foster homes. By ensuring that foster parents receive adequate funding, Morrison & Foerster has helped the state of California keep its promise to foster children.
Find out how MoFo lawyers cut through complexity to build a stunning, accessible home for agencies that empower people with disabilities.
See how MoFo lawyers helped Iraqis who were persecuted for cooperating with western forces obtain safety in the U.S.
Learn more about our lawyers’ work to develop innovative business structures to support social entrepreneurs.
With help from MoFo lawyers, Harvest Home Farmers Market brings healthy, affordably-priced fruits and vegetables to low-income communities in NYC.