By Partner Gregory S. Chernack, Featured Expert Contributor for Washington Legal Foundation
Hollingsworth LLP is committed to contributing to the improvement and well-being of our community by performing pro bono legal services. Our attorneys provide volunteer legal services and support to low-income and underrepresented members of our community on a wide range of issues, including the protection of rights and interests of the elderly, children, veterans, immigrants, and the homeless.
Partners and associates work together to provide high quality representation of pro bono clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Attorneys also provide legal counseling for pro bono clients and negotiate settlements on their behalf. Recent cases have involved wills and powers of attorney, child custody disputes, veterans’ disability benefits, political asylum, animal cruelty, and the Freedom of Information Act. As a sign of the firm’s support, up to one hundred hours of each attorney’s pro bono work is treated as billable time when evaluating annual performance. We also financially support local and national pro bono legal service providers. For additional information about our pro bono efforts, please contact our Pro Bono Coordinator and partner James M. Sullivan.