“Our commitment to the community and to the legal system is one of Bernstein Shur’s core values, and we understand that equal access to justice is a fundamental cornerstone of our society and legal order. Pro bono services play a critical role in assuring equal justice for all, and we are deeply committed to pro bono work and supporting our attorneys who selflessly give their own time and effort to those who could not otherwise afford a lawyer. I am incredibly proud of my colleagues’ continued dedication to pro bono services for those in need.” Eben Albert Director of Pro Bono and Community Service
Above and beyond the call of duty.
Our founder Israel Bernstein was strongly committed to strengthening his community, which is why civic service has been an integral part of Bernstein Shur’s core values since day one.
A CORE PART OF WHO WE ARE.
On average, our attorneys collectively dedicate approximately 2,000 hours a year to charitable organizations, providing legal services worth approximately $500,000. Many of our attorneys and staff members also supplement those hours by serving in civic leadership positions, volunteering for local nonprofits, and coaching sports teams in their communities.
AN INTEGRAL PART OF YOUNG LAWYERS’ DEVELOPMENT.
To encourage up-and-coming attorneys to explore pro bono services and broaden their skill sets, we created a pro bono fellowship that extends our summer associate program by two weeks and gives law students an opportunity to work for one of the many legal service providers with whom we collaborate, at our cost.
The program achieves two important goals: It helps instill students with a passion for pro bono services and provides much-needed support to organizations that do important work in our communities.