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Pro Bono

We are deeply committed to giving back to the communities we serve. Through our innovative, award-winning pro bono program, all of our full-time attorneys provide free legal assistance to low-income individuals and organizations that assist them, helping to navigate issues related to immigration, housing, women's rights, prisoners' rights, community building, and economic development.

Pro Bono

At Barclay Damon, the idea of “liberty and justice for all” drives our award-winning and innovative pro bono program. Beginning in 2017, we achieved 100 percent participation in our pro bono program among full-time attorneys in each of the firm’s offices, and we have committed to maintain this high standard of service every year going forward. This past year, our attorneys provided more than 3,500 hours of pro bono service valued at nearly $1 million.

Our attorneys advocate for those struggling with economic and social barriers, from a former prisoner asserting excessive force claims against multiple corrections officers to a Trinidad immigrant facing unjust deportation after being a lawful permanent US resident for over 30 years. We proudly represent veterans, children, the elderly, and other vulnerable populations that are the most susceptible to inequality, providing them with our best resources in the same manner as if the work was performed for a top paying client of the firm.

To further strengthen our community impact, Barclay Damon attorneys partner with critical not-for-profit groups, including Volunteer Legal Service Project of Monroe County, Erie County Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project, and Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York. Our firm is recognized for its pro bono service to the Syracuse and Buffalo Say Yes to Education programs, the Rochester-based Lawyers in the Library program, and many other innovative programs. Our firm and individual attorneys are often presented with awards for pro bono service by the New York State Bar Association, local bar associations, and other organizations.

As a growing firm, now the largest based in Upstate New York, we have more reason than ever to give generously of our time, talents, and passion for pro bono service.

Barclay Damon accepts individual requests for pro bono representation that come through our legal aid partners in our communities. If you need pro bono legal assistance, please contact your local bar association or a volunteer organization that provides legal aid.

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