Pro Bono Work

Improving Our Communities

Our distinguished history representing pro bono clients and charitable foundations is widely recognized.  In recent years, Riker Danzig has been awarded the Corporate Partner of the Year Award by the Hope Chest Scholarship Foundation, which provides financial assistance to deserving minority youths of the State of New Jersey attending a college, university or trade school, and the Corporate Philanthropy Award by The Community Foundation of New Jersey in recognition of the pro bono and charitable organization work with which the firm has been involved.

Associates receive regular training in this area and are encouraged to take on pro bono matters of their choice. Time spent performing pro bono work is included in an associate's billable hours. Aside from pro bono legal services, members of the firm actively engage in community work by serving on boards of directors or committees of non-profit organizations, and on boards of organizations that seek to increase access to legal services for those with limited financial means. Organizations for which the firm performs pro bono work, charitable time or provides charitable support include:

  • Jewish Family Services
  • Jewish Community Foundation
  • Tikva Corp.
  • Health & Senior Services
  • Schiff Natural Lands Trust
  • Project Acorn
  • Housing Partnership for Morris County
  • The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life
  • Community Foundation of New Jersey
  • Children on the Green
  • Jersey Battered Women’s Service
  • Kingdom Leadership Academy
  • Jersey Shore Council – Boy Scouts
  • Hope Chest Scholarship Foundation
  • New Jersey State Bar Foundation
  • Literacy Volunteers of Union County
  • Mount Saint Dominic Academy
  • Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
  • Liberty Health Foundation
  • Newton Medical Center
  • American Heart Association
  • Cooper Foundation
  • NJ Performing Arts Center
  • Alliance for Lupus Research
  • The Battery Conservancy
  • Urban Pathways
  • Newark Museum
  • New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
  • Partners for Women and Justice
  • Land Conservancy of New Jersey
  • Legal Services Corporation of NJ
  • Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
  • The Pro Bono Partnership