Law firms are often defined by the values they maintain and the clients they serve. A vital component of our firm’s culture is our commitment to providing pro bono legal services to individuals and organizations with limited financial means. From the beginning, Procopio has channeled the enthusiasm and creativity of its attorneys into public interest work.
Procopio believes that engaging in pro bono work is an indispensable element of every lawyer's practice. While serving the needs of indigent individuals and nonprofit organizations with limited access to legal services, the pro bono experience connects our lawyers to the community in which we work. Procopio’s pro bono practice is a longstanding tradition of the firm. Our pro bono efforts are strongly supported by our management, as we believe that pro bono work provides our attorneys with unique opportunities for personal and professional development.
The firm's pro bono program is also about choice. Our lawyers are encouraged to select their own qualifying pro bono matters, subject to standard conflicts of interest policies. There are no ideological limitations or geographic boundaries. Combining outstanding legal skills with good intentions to produce practical results is the foundation of our pro bono practice.
Below are a few of the organizations we work with on pro bono matters:
- San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (SDVLP)
- Casa Cornelia Law Center
- Free to Thrive
- Legal Aid Society of San Diego
- 2018 Recipient of the Free to Thrive “Paragon Award,” recognizing law firms that serve as a model of excellence in pro bono representation of human trafficking survivors and which demonstrate a firm-wide commitment to access to justice for human trafficking survivors.
Pro Bono Committee Chair: Stephen C. Beuerle
Pro Bono Coordinator: Stephenie Alexander