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Safeguarding Reproductive Rights

February 23, 2024 | Article

Lawyers for Good Government, in partnership with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, initiated a vital project known as The Policy Resource Hub in 2022.

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Pro Bono Portfolio 2023

January 17, 2024 | Article

Pro Bono remains intrinsic to our values and identity here at Mintz. In 2023, Mintz attorneys worked on more than 300 pro bono cases, addressing a wide range of societal issues including asylum, domestic violence, small business support, guardianship, civil and human rights, substance use, nonprofit governance, and other significant areas. Learn more about our work and the incredible people and organizations that we support in our 2023 Pro Bono Portfolio. Read More. 

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Hear how Mitch Frazer helped build a network of general counsel dedicated to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) in their own organizations and the wider legal sector while also unlocking opportunities for youth from underrepresented backgrounds.

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In 2021, Mitch Frazer helped form the National GC Network, Canada’s largest organization of General Counsels from diverse backgrounds committed to advancing DEI in the legal market.

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Doing Well to Do Good

December 21, 2023 | Article

Casa Nueva Vida faced financial distress and potential collapse, as well as the potential loss of its four emergency shelter properties in Boston and Lawrence, MA. Heading Home, the largest provider of emergency housing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, was asked to consider taking over stewardship of three active transitional housing and emergency shelters that were home to approximately 125 residents. Mintz, under the leadership of attorney Rebecca Lee, was asked to help Heading Home. Read more about how Rebecca A. Lee provided crucial help to this organization.

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Doing Well to Do Good

December 21, 2023 | Article

Mintz was asked to help Heading Home acquire three occupied properties and an additional vacant property in a highly complicated transaction that included a nonprofit organization slated to dissolve, the oversight of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, and related real estate and corporate complexities.

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Providing Sanctuary for Survivors

December 13, 2023 | Article

Sanctuary for Families is the leading provider and advocate for survivors of domestic abuse, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. Last year alone, the organization provided vital support to over 7,200 adults and children facing adversity. Read more about Mintz's pro bono work with Sanctuary for Families.

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Providing Sanctuary for Survivors

December 13, 2023 | Article

Sanctuary for Families is the leading NYC provider and advocate for survivors of domestic abuse, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. In partnership with Mintz and other pro bono attorneys, the organization provided vital support to more than 7,200 adults and children in the past year.

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Grecia Rivas and Jennifer Kim embarked on a mission to correct injustices faced by a pro bono client in a case regarding misleading information of consumer products. Find out how their unrelenting advocacy concluded in a successful outcome for their client.

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Bridging Justice Gaps in San Diego

December 6, 2023 | Article

Mintz has partnered with nonprofit organizations on behalf of lower-income San Diego residents and is committed to advancing justice through effective, efficient, and vigorous legal advocacy.

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Mintz’s tireless advocacy on behalf of an asylum-seeking family from El Salvador, which resulted in grants of asylum and SIJS, made a profound impact on an entire household who will no longer fear return to abuse or death.

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Mintz attorneys have assisted older adults whose lives had been deeply affected by the lack of identity documents that didn’t match their gender, including many who were informally or marginally employed.

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When the fifth circuit ultimately rules on whether patients must pay for PrEP HIV treatments, the ruling could have ramifications on a broad range of other preventative services requirements under the Affordable Care Act. The Mintz legal team continues to follow and contribute to this important case.

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Working with Ukrainians taking refuge in a variety of countries due to the conflict in their native land, the Mintz team launched and incorporated a US nonprofit with a US board for their benefit. By the spring of 2023, the nonprofit has raised several million dollars.

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Mintz is pleased to announce that Member Joanne Hawana has been awarded the Pro Bono Advocate of the Year Award by Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) for her exceptional contributions to her clients’ cases. The annual awards “recognize outstanding attorneys and volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their assistance to unaccompanied children.”

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