Pro Bono Committee

Weber Gallagher’s active Pro Bono Committee donates free legal counsel to a variety of groups and individuals. We encourage all of our partners and associates to donate hours each year. 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, hosted free seminars on relevant legal topics and provided legal advice to charitable groups.

Our pro bono activities have included:

  • 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
  • Wills for Heroes
  • Participating in guardianship proceedings and protecting the rights of the elderly and individuals with disabilities who cannot afford an attorney
  • Providing legal services to needy individuals through Philadelphia VIP (Volunteers for the Indigent Program)
  • Defending First Amendment and religious freedom cases
  • Acting as child advocates
  • Lackawanna Pro Bono, taking cases including landlord-tenant disputes, mortgage foreclosures, education law and wills

·         Co-organizing a recent session for any attorney in the Pittsburgh area interested in performing pro bono work on behalf of transgendered persons seeking a legal name change.  This project was in conjunction with the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) a national nonprofit organization.

 

“Our attorneys are very generous with their time outside of the office in providing pro bono services or actively working in their communities,” said Tracy A. Walsh, Chair of the Pro Bono Committee. “This volunteerism has had a direct impact on many people’s lives.”

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