Pro Bono Honors

The firm has an unwavering commitment to providing outstanding legal services to our pro bono clients. We are humbled by the numerous awards the Pro Bono Program has received for work we consider an honor to do.

Select Firm Awards & Recognitions

2017

  • Pro Bono Law Firm Award
    Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project
    In recognition of the firm's representation of countless asylum applicants, and particularly its representation of Turkish nationals who were targeted in the wake of the attempted coup in Turkey during the summer of 2016.

  • Pro Bono Award
    AILA New England
    In honor of the firm's work in addressing the Muslim ban and working with detainees at Logan airport.

2015

  • Certificate of Recognition
    Victim Rights Law Center
    In recognition of the pro bono legal work the firm does for the law center and its clients.

2014

  • 2014 Beacon of Justice Award
    National Legal Aid & Defender Association
    Firm recognized for its involvement in two innovative programs: the Access to Justice Fellows Program and the Know Your Rights! Program.

  • 2014 Pro Bono Honor Roll
    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
    Firm recognized for its pro bono policies and attorney involvement.

2013

  • Kelly Timilty Advocate for Justice Award
    Jane Doe, Inc.
    Firm chosen to receive the inaugural award for its leadership in addressing sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • 2013 Pro Bono Honor Roll
    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
    Firm recognized for its pro bono policies and attorney involvement.

2012

  • Center for Legal Aid Education and Sargent Shriver National Center for Poverty Law Pro Bono Award
    For our ongoing pro bono work on behalf of the Center for Legal Aid Education and our assistance with its merger with the Sargent Shriver Center.
  • Corporate Courage Award
    City of Boston
    Firm recognized for its efforts to promote diversity and its ongoing support of Boston’s immigrant community through its Pro Bono and Immigration Practices.
  • Top Charitable Contributor
    Boston Business Journal
    Firm recognized as a one of the region’s companies that gave at least $50,000 to local nonprofits in 2011.
  • Pro Bono Certificate of Recognition
    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
    Firm recognized for its 2011 pro bono hours and pro bono policies.

2011

  • Adams Pro Bono Publico Award
    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
    In recognition of the firm’s pro bono work on behalf of low-income residents of Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, most notably obtaining a $132 million financial settlement for victims whose homes had been destroyed by the storm .
  • Pro Bono Certificate of Recognition
    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
    For the firm's 2010 pro bono hours and pro bono policies.
  • Mississippi Center for Justice Pro Bono Award
    For the firm's dedicated efforts to ensure equity in the post-Katrina housing recovery.
  • Corporate Charitable Contributor
    Boston Business Journal
    In recognition of the firm’s exemplary corporate citizenship.

2010

  • American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award
    In recognition of the firm’s longstanding commitment to eradicating domestic violence, most notably the firm’s work leading to the passage of a landmark sexual assault, stalking, and harassment law in Massachusetts.
  • Champion for Change Award
    Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
    For the firm’s advocacy on behalf of sexual assault survivors.
  • Pro Bono Publico Award
    The Legal Aid Society of New York
    In recognition of outstanding service to the Legal Aid Society of New York and its clients.
  • Top Charitable Contributor
    Boston Business Journal
    In recognition of the firm’s exemplary corporate citizenship.
  • Partner of the Year
    Boston Business Journal
    Education and Training award for the firm’s extensive work on behalf of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps.
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
    Connecticut Bar Association

2009

  • Thurgood Marshall Award
    Boston Bar Association
    For the firm’s longstanding efforts on behalf of domestic violence survivors.
  • Proclamation of Thanks Award
    My Sisters’ Place
    For attorneys in the New York office who worked with dozens of domestic violence survivors applying for immigration relief.
  • Award for Public Service by a Law Firm or Agency
    San Diego County Bar Association
    For the San Diego office’s community service and pro bono efforts. 
  • Lawyers Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing and Homelessness Recognition
    For its dedication to the Massachusetts Legal Clinic for the Homeless, the firm was recognized at the organization’s 21st annual meeting.
  • Mississippi Center for Justice Acknowledgement
    For advancing recovery and ensuring fairness in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Top Charitable Contributor
    Boston Business Journal
    In recognition of the firm’s exemplary corporate citizenship.

2008

  • Excellence in Pro Bono Award
    Medical-Legal Partnership for Children
    For the firm’s pro bono commitment to the Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston.
  • You Matter Award
    Elizabeth Stone House
    Inaugural award for work with the domestic violence agency throughout the past several decades.
  • Mississippi Center for Justice Acknowledgement
    For advancing recovery and ensuring fairness in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Corporate Philanthropy Award
    Boston Business Journal
    In recognition of the firm’s exemplary corporate citizenship.

2007

  • Champions of Justice Award
    Mississippi Center for Justice
    For exceptional commitment to the region’s legal needs in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Certificate of Appreciation
    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
    In recognition of the firm’s pro bono efforts following the New Bedford immigration raid.
  • Top Charitable Contributor
    Boston Business Journal
    In recognition of the firm’s exemplary corporate citizenship.
  • Corporate Champion
    Arc of East Middlesex

2006

  • Champions of Justice Award
    Mississippi Center for Justice
    For advancing recovery and ensuring fairness in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

2005

  • Adams Pro Bono Publico Award
    Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
    For the firm’s outstanding pro bono work on behalf of the clients of the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project — the first time the award was presented for immigration work.
  • Standing in the Light of Justice Award
    National Network to End Domestic Violence
    In recognition of the firm’s outstanding commitment to justice and thousands of hours dedicated to ending violence against women and children.

2004

  • Shining Star Award
    Victim Rights Law Center
    In recognition of the many sexual assault survivors Mintz Levin has assisted on a pro bono basis over the years.
  • Leadership Award
    RESPOND, Inc.
    For pro bono domestic violence work with this agency and beyond.
  • Family Advocacy Program Recognition
    (now the Medical Legal Partnership|Boston)
    For the firm’s leadership in representing families and children referred by Boston Medical Center physicians.

2003

  • Advocacy Award
    St. John’s Community Services
    For the firm’s dedication to advancing community support and opportunities for people living with disabilities.

2002

  • Child Advocate of the Year
    Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
    For the firm’s work in representing a woman and her children who fled to the United States to protect the children from abuse.

2000

  • National Ally of Justice Award
    Human Rights Campaign
    For the firm’s significant pro bono LGBT advocacy work on behalf of the organization.
  • Spirit Award for Corporate Responsibility
    Jane Doe, Inc.
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence Award
    For the firm’s outstanding contributions to the organization over the past six years.

1999

  • Law Firm Pro Bono Award
    Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project
  • Champions for Change Award
    United Way
    In recognition of the firm’s longstanding partnership with the Elizabeth Stone House.

1998

  • Proud Partners Award
    Proud Partners
    In recognition for providing assistance with restraining orders, computer training, strategic consulting, and preparation of brochures regarding same-sex domestic violence.
  • Pro Bono Award for Law Firms
    Massachusetts Bar Association
    In recognition of the firm’s Domestic Violence Project, commitment to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and commitment to excellence in working to protect the rights of the entire Massachusetts community in domestic violence issues.

1997

  • Carolyn Ramsey Award
    Jane Doe, Inc.
    Honored at the organization’s annual Walk for Women’s Safety.
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Pro Bono Award
    For excellence in the field of pro bono work within the Massachusetts community.

1996

  • Community Service Award
    Human Rights Campaign
    Honored at the Human Rights Campaign’s northeast regional gala in Boston.

1995

  • Community Service Award
    Human Rights Campaign
    Honored at the organization’s national gala in Washington, DC.

1994

  • Ryka Rose Foundation Award
    For the firm’s Domestic Violence Project.

1992

  • Women’s Bar Association Award
    For the firm’s Domestic Violence Project.