Friends & Colleagues, When the firm opened its doors during the height of the Great Depression, the need for free legal services was perhaps as great as it is now. From day one, nearly 40 years before the term “pro bono publico” was part of our lexicon, the founding members gave back to the community by providing free legal services to people in need. It is a tradition that has continued ever since. The legal issues we have helped our clients address mirror the problems people are struggling with today— homelessness, hunger, unemployment, illness, domestic and political violence. This past year, more than 300 attorneys and professionals at the firm provided assistance on nearly 400 pro bono matters. Across the firm, we continue to look for new ways to maximize our impact. AslegalaidprovidersarechallengedtomeetwhattheAmericanBarAssociationdescribesasthe“staggering volume of requests for assistance,” Mintz Levin has strengthened its unwavering commitment to work for the public good. Leveraging the firm’s pro bono resources in innovative ways with partnering organizations makes our work all the more effective. In sharing with you some of the stories of our pro bono clients from this past year, it is our hope that you will not only see the resilience of our clients in need, but also the dedication of our partnering organizations within the community. R. Robert Popeo Andrew R. Urban Robert I. Bodian Susan M. Finegan Chairman Vice Chairman Managing Member Chair, Pro Bono Committee