Community Involvement and Pro Bono Work

Making Our World a Little Bit Better

At Harter Secrest & Emery, we have a long history of helping those in need, and we are looking for attorneys who are interested in continuing that tradition. We believe in taking an active role in shaping the future of the legal profession and our communities.

 Pro Bono Efforts  
    We consider it our professional responsibility to assist those who do not have the ability to pay for legal services
    but whose needs are great. We have a formal pro bono policy that encourages our attorneys to undertake at least
    25 hours of pro bono representation each year, and we treat this time as billable. Many of our attorneys participate
    in the Volunteer Legal Services Project and the Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc., while others accept pro bono
    assignments from the federal courts. Because of the outstanding commitment shown by our attorneys,
    we have been widely recognized by clients and legal service providers for helping to improve the lives
    of those around us.

 Community Service
    Community involvement is woven deeply into the fabric of our firm. Currently, our areas of focus are education, the arts,
    and the empowerment of families and individuals to secure safe housing and job skills. The firm supports a wide variety
    of charitable organizations through volunteer service, fundraising, and ongoing legal counsel. We have many attorneys
    who hold leadership positions in national, state, and local bar associations, and our attorneys are active in many civic,
    community, cultural, professional, and public benefit organizations. It is important to us that we regularly contribute
    to the cultural vitality of the cities in which we practice.