Client Voices: What They Say About Our Pro Bono Program

“The impact of this achievement cannot be overstated, and we are incredibly grateful for the unwavering leadership, confidence, and interest that made it possible. We are grateful to have you as allies in our mission.”

Vashti DuBois, Founder and Executive Director
The Colored Girls Museum, Philadelphia

Obtained zoning variance for the museum to operate in the historic Germantown neighborhood

“Ballard Spahr has been integral to our success and growth, and for that we are eternally grateful. The firm has really made a difference helping us make a difference.”

Haile Johnston, Co-CEO
The Common Market national healthy food hub network

Provide longtime support including significant pro bono engagements for acquisitions of facilities and other assets to expand geographic reach

“It was a very exciting moment for me because I did not feel alone, and I felt immense joy knowing that I had found a lawyer who could help me in this process. I met a very kind, very honest person, and I felt that he was a person with a big heart.”

—Labor trafficking victim from Mexico

Obtained T visa (for U.S. noncitizen human trafficking victims who assist in law enforcement investigations)

I just wanted to reach out to you today to say THANK YOU for representing my family and I during my struggles with INS. Today I will like to inform you that the struggle is finally over. The last child finally got sworn in today as a U.S. citizen. Thank you so much. We are very grateful to you and your team.”

—Liberian asylum petitioner

Obtained asylum for Liberian victim of domestic abuse and her three children

“I really appreciate this, now I can get the place that I always wanted…I mean, I feel so blessed. I thank you guys for handling my case. You did an awesome job. I thought this was going to never get off of me…I don't know how what else to say but thank you. You guys are the best.”

—Minnesota resident facing eviction order

Obtained expungement of eviction order

“You’ve been my blessing behind the scenes like an angel speaking on my behalf before God.”

—Maryland resident sentenced to life without parole as a juvenile

 Pursuing relief from juvenile life-without-parole sentence

“We can’t thank you enough for the extraordinary amount of work you have accomplished on behalf of Mitzvah Circle…[Y]ou have been amazing. Your commitment to our building project…has made an incredible difference for us—as well as for the families we serve.” 

—Fran Held, Executive Director and Founder
Mitzvah Circle, Norristown, Pennsylvania

Represented nonprofit social services agency for building project transaction and related federal contracting

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