DWT’s Pro Bono & Social Impact Department has deep expertise in partnering with legal departments to help in-house lawyers do good for communities and causes they care about, and has counseled numerous companies on how to structure and scale their in-house pro bono programs.
In 2022 alone, DWT engaged 89 in-house legal departments on pro bono and social impact matters and initiatives, presented 10 custom in-house ethics CLEs to legal departments, and hosted 22 pro bono days of service and initiatives with 23 different corporate partners.
To learn more about our corporate partnerships and how DWT can support in-house legal departments in their pro bono and social impact initiatives, please reach out to our Pro Bono Client Engagement Manager, Kaitlyn Fallon.
Days of Service
A “day of service” is a dedicated day in which volunteers give back to in-need communities through pro bono or social impact work. In 2022, through days of service, we helped numerous underrepresented communities and causes, including helping those seeking to become naturalized citizens, supporting local artists, helping fight food insecurity, and writing letters to voters to ensure they have crucial election information. We are grateful for our many incredible corporate partners for doing good with us, and look forward to growing that list so that more communities can benefit from this crucial and impact-driven help.
Some of Our Remarkable Corporate Partners
Small Business Clinic with Amazon Studios and Public Counsel
Our special In-House Insights educational series features in-house lawyers and staff discussing a broad range of topics designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and to help in-house lawyers and staff learn more about pro bono programming, leadership, and volunteer opportunities.
Coming soon: A new season of the series, featuring conversations with the legal heads of Amazon, Highspot, Redfin, the Seattle Mariners, Smartsheet, and Zulily.
Here’s a preview:
2022 Pro Bono Summit
In 2022, 258 individuals from 125 companies registered for our fourth annual In-House Pro Bono Summit. This unique event provides corporate counsel with guidance on how to build or expand vibrant, in-house pro bono programs. This year’s event included presentations on the top ethics issues that confront in-house legal departments and how to use the power of pro bono to help achieve DEI goals.
This innovative, first-of-its-kind platform makes doing good easy, ethical, and enjoyable for in-house lawyers who want to do good right, especially for the communities and causes they care about. Through this platform, users may claim pro bono opportunities, indicate areas of interest, access educational programming, communicate with other in-house counterparts to exchange ideas, and more.
To learn more about this special digital offering available only to DWT clients, click here.