Weber Gallagher attorneys regularly provide pro bono legal services to those who cannot otherwise afford legal work. The pro bono program at our firm has grown each year along with the varied services we provide to people in our communities.
We have actively participated in programs such as Wills for Heroes and the federal Supervision to Aid Re-entry (STAR) Program under the Honorable L. Felipe Restrepo. Through various public interest legal services agencies, our attorneys have served as pro bono counsel for the elderly and for those with disabilities in guardianship matters, assisted the homeless with legal issues, acted as pro bono counsel in divorce and custody proceedings and have provided legal advice to charitable groups. In February 2013, our firm was awarded the Vision Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division for “enabling its young lawyers to flourish by promoting leadership opportunities, professional development and public service works.”
Weber Gallagher has established a formal pro bono program in which attorneys give up to 50 hours a year of their time to pro bono work. Many partners in the firm donate even more of their time.
Our pro bono activities include:
Organizing a pro bono practice group which works closely with the SeniorLAW Center by helping elderly, low-income residents of Philadelphia with landlord-tenant issues
Volunteering in the Wills for Heroes program in which our attorneys write wills for first responders
Participating in guardianship proceedings and protecting the rights of the elderly and individuals with disabilities in those matters who cannot afford an attorney
Providing legal services to needy individuals through Philadelphia VIP (Volunteers for the Indigent Program).
Acting as child advocates
“Our attorneys are very generous with their time outside of the office in providing pro bono services or actively working in their communities,” said Richard E. Stabinski, Chairman of the Pro Bono/Community Service Committee. “This volunteerism has had a direct impact on many people’s lives.”
Our Community Service/ Pro Bono Committee Members are:
Chairs: Richard E. Stabinski, Wendy S. Smith
Associates: Sean L. Phelan