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Pro Bono

Our commitment to pro bono stems from a shared desire to give back to our community and to ensure fair and equal access to justice.

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We support and advocate for those without the means to retain legal representation on their own, bringing to bear the skill, training and experience our professional standards demand. Drawing on resources from across the firm, our pro bono teams collaborate on a range of matters pertaining to civil rights, economic development and domestic violence. We are also passionate about children’s issues and provide representation in matters concerning custody, visitation and guardianship, housing and homelessness.

We represent individuals and organizations alike and support just causes via policy advocacy. In addition to the many pro bono cases we open each year, Connell Foley readily accepts court appointments to provide pro bono counsel in civil and criminal matters.

Leadership provided by the firm’s Pro Bono Committee ensures the fulfillment and effectiveness of our efforts. 

Connell Foley in the Community

Our lawyers and staff are dedicated to enriching the communities in which we work and live. To this end, we regularly perform public service work and volunteer on civil, ethical and judicial committees. Our people are members of governing bodies for educational institutions, youth sports leagues and arts organizations, as well as local government entities. We proudly contribute our time, energy and money to a variety of social service and community organizations.

This commitment to providing services to those in need has earned the firm several awards, including the CIANJ “Champion of Good Works” award for our involvement with organizations such as Dress for Success and Rebuilding Together.

Education

Connell Foley is committed to raising money to benefit charitable causes and, through financial dedications, to promoting the growth and education of the youth in our communities. Many of our lawyers and staff provide community service through teaching, mentoring and other educational assistance programs.  

Real Estate and Renovation

Connell Foley has been involved with the pro bono resolution of real estate issues and contributed hands-on volunteerism to build and repair facilities to benefit several entities and causes. 

Our community and pro bono work is driven by the interests and passions of our team. For more information, please contact the Chair of our Pro Bono Committee, Jennifer C. Critchley at jcritchley@connellfoley.com

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