Our attorneys serve on the boards of legal services organizations around the country and both the firm and individual attorneys make substantial financial contributions to those organizations. We actively support the Philadelphia Bar Association's Raising the Bar campaign for legal services funding, and the Denver office has been recognized for its contributions to Denver legal services. We also assist local legal services organizations by providing pro bono legal services involving operational issues (contracts, employee benefits, real estate, tax, intellectual property) and advocacy (impact cases, legislative research, and drafting) and by offering in-kind services, such as hosting meetings and receptions, printing and copying materials, and sponsoring training events.
In addition, Ballard Spahr periodically sponsors Equal Justice Works Fellowships with legal service agencies and summer or school-year externships for law students who have accepted an offer to join us full time. We also participate in the Philadelphia Bar Association's Public Interest Fellowship, which provides the opportunity for a new associate to spend a full year working for a public interest law firm.