Pro bono service is part of our professional responsibility as members of the bar. More importantly, serving those in need is a tradition that began in the 1930s with the firm’s founders.
Benjamin Levin, Haskell Cohn, and Herman Mintz, all of whom came from humble beginnings, took seriously their obligation to contribute to the greater good. Richard Mintz, a partner in the firm who died in 2011, recalled his father saying, "It’s amazing that I’ve gotten to where I am today…. I have a responsibility to give back."
And it’s a testament to the firm’s founders and our pro bono commitment that we’ve received numerous awards for our efforts doing what we consider an honor to do.
We focus on a range of issues and assist multiple charitable and civic organizations. Our attorneys and Summer Associates work on matters regarding domestic violence and sexual assault, political asylum and immigration, affordable housing and homelessness, human rights, nonprofit incorporation assistance, bankruptcy, low-income entrepreneurs, environmental protection, and civil rights.
Attorneys at Mintz Levin have the infrastructure that permits and encourages pro bono service. The firm-sponsored Pro Bono Program is overseen by the Pro Bono Chair and the Pro Bono Committee. What’s more, the firm is a signatory to the Pro Bono Institute’s Pro Bono Challenge, committing the firm to dedicate 3% of its billable hours to pro bono matters.