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Pro Bono

Justice for all

These are not just words to us. Lifting the less fortunate and bridging gaps in our communities through pro bono service is a cornerstone of Husch Blackwell’s culture.

Through thousands of hours of free legal services, we strive to improve the lives of children, the poor and other disadvantaged groups. We are committed to sharing our skills to advance access to justice and to help hundreds of nonprofit organizations achieve their goals.

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View Husch Blackwell's recent pro bono projects.

Human Trafficking Legal Clinic

To maximize efforts in the fight against human trafficking, Husch Blackwell developed a legal clinic that is the first of its kind in the country. The firm is committed to representing all victims — international and domestic, adults and children — in commercial sex and forced labor trafficking cases referred by prosecutors' offices, law enforcement and partnering nonprofit agencies.

Women's Safe House

Through a partnership with Women’s Safe House, a St. Louis domestic violence shelter, our attorneys counsel survivors of domestic violence twice a month on legal issues such as landlord/tenant, outstanding warrants and orders of protection. By helping to resolve legal matters and streamlining the judicial process, the clinic removes barriers to safe housing and jobs.

Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

In Chicago and St. Louis, our attorneys provide pro bono legal services to artists and art organizations to help protect their rights and develop their businesses. This includes contract drafting, review and negotiation; copyright, trademark and patent prosecution and protection; nonprofit formation and tax exemption; and corporate and litigation matters.

See how our pro bono partnerships make a difference.
Download our 2017 pro bono report