The 2021 Pro Bono Report provides an overview of the firm’s pro bono efforts last year through the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest. In 2021, Lowenstein dedicated more than 23,000 hours to pro bono work and served 623 pro bono clients. On average, each Lowenstein lawyer spent 64 hours on pro bono matters in 2021.

Highlights of the firm’s 2021 pro bono work include:

  • Eliminating all monetary penalties associated with adjudications of juvenile delinquency in New Jersey
  • Securing a significant monetary settlement and policy changes on behalf of a transgender woman who was harassed and abused while confined with male prisoners
  • Winning asylum for an Indonesian Christian couple who faced persecution for their religious beliefs in their home country but can now remain safely and worship freely in the U.S.
  • Drafting and advocating for procedural reforms to enhance fairness in the landlord-tenant courts
  • Proposing and pressing for legislation that protects tenants from eviction based on COVID-related rental debt and allocates funding for rental assistance
  • Assisting more than 150 nonprofits with their various transactional legal needs, ultimately allowing them to provide essential services in their communities.

These and other initiatives are an important reminder of how, if we all work together, we can tip the scales toward justice.

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