Pro Bono

Read our pro bono bulletin, Pro Bono Matters: Winter 2017 >

Pro bono work is a core responsibility of Davis Polk. We are committed to serving the public good and providing legal services to those who cannot otherwise obtain legal representation. Our lawyers work on pro bono matters throughout their careers at the firm, and we champion pro bono work through partner mentoring, training opportunities and the commitment of resources. We consider pro bono work to be of equal stature to billable matters, and our lawyers offer the same caliber of service to our pro bono clients as we do to our paying clients.


In 2015:

  • Our lawyers firmwide devoted 39,341 hours to pro bono matters.
  • Nearly 40% of our lawyers devoted 20 hours or more to pro bono projects
  • We advised on 500 pro bono matters.

We do not accept direct inquiries for pro bono representation. Our program partners with legal service and other non-profit organizations that refer pro bono clients to us.

If you are in need of a pro bono lawyer, one of the following resources may be of help: