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January 13, 2021

Barclay Damon Attorneys Achieve 100-Percent Pro Bono Participation for Fourth Year in a Row

January 13, 2021—Barclay Damon announces, for the fourth year in a row, every one of the law firm’s full-time attorneys provided pro bono legal services to low-income individuals in need of legal assistance and organizations serving those seeking access to justice.

“Providing communities with excellent pro bono service is at the core of Barclay Damon’s culture. To achieve 100-percent pro bono service for four consecutive years at a firm like ours with nearly 300 attorneys is no small feat, especially while COVID-19 is still a cause for concern,” Corey Auerbach, pro bono partner, said. “Each of Barclay Damon’s attorneys is deeply passionate about giving back to the communities that need them most, and we hope to continue achieving 100-percent participation for many years to come.”

Through its multi-award-winning pro bono program, the firm dedicated more than 2,500 hours of time valued at nearly $750,000 to pro bono efforts in 2020, with attorneys actively participating in firm-sponsored family court clinics, litigating civil rights violations, drafting wills for veterans, assisting with clemency applications, and providing online legal aid through initiatives such as the American Bar Association’s Free Legal Answers program. The firm’s investment in communities across its office platform supported legal matters involving many of today’s critical issues, including immigration, housing, women’s rights, prisoners’ rights, community building, and economic development, among others.

“The COVID-19 pandemic presented the legal universe with numerous challenges, including how to conduct pro bono services for communities in need. I’m proud to say that Barclay Damon was able to provide unwavering service and meet its goal of 100-percent participation,” Connie Cahill, newly elected managing partner, said. “Achieving 100-percent participation in the midst of a global pandemic speaks to how dedicated our attorneys are to advocating for those whose voices are so often silenced. This past year was especially difficult for low-income communities, and we’re glad to give of our time and talent where needed.”

On January 21, Barclay Damon will be honored as an Empire State Counsel Honoree by the NYSBA at its annual Justice for All award ceremony for the fourth consecutive year. Among other accolades, Barclay Damon has also been ranked the number one firm for pro bono service in Western New York by Buffalo Law Journal.

Barclay Damon attorneys team across offices and practices to provide customized, targeted solutions grounded in industry knowledge and a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses. With nearly 300 attorneys, Barclay Damon is a leading law firm that operates from a strategic platform of offices located in the Northeastern United States and Toronto. For more information, visit our award-winning website at

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