Lowenstein Sandler is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its Center for the Public Interest with the publication of its latest Pro Bono Report, detailing the firm’s pro bono efforts throughout 2023, which included serving more than 700 pro bono clients and dedicating more than 30,000 hours to pro bono work. On average, each Lowenstein lawyer spent 83 hours on pro bono matters.

Highlights of the firm’s 2023 pro bono work include:

  • Improving the terms of a settlement that will restrict forced family separation at the border for 8 years, and seeking compensation for formerly separated families;
  • Challenging Florida’s ban on gender-affirming health care for transgender youth and restrictions on such care for adults;
  • Supporting innovators in Africa who leverage technology to promote food and water security, a healthy environment, education access, and workers’ rights;
  • Partnering with law schools at Howard University, Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Notre Dame, and NYU to prepare the next generation of lawyers to apply their skills to expanding access to justice for historically underserved groups; and
  • Assisting the newly launched New Jersey Innocence Project at Rutgers University in identifying individuals who were wrongly convicted of crimes and may have strong claims for exoneration.

The Report celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Center for the Public Interest by highlighting some of the center’s work since its founding in 2009. 

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