Pro Bono Legal Services
Holland & Hart’s commitment to leading full lives means recognizing and nurturing our interconnections with the communities around us. Our pro bono work in these communities has led our attorneys to play vital roles in historic cases. Holland & Hart attorneys have fought for gay rights, protected the scenery of the Owyhee Canyonlands, advocated for victims of domestic violence, sought justice for racial profiling during traffic stops, and helped forge lasting reforms in the Colorado prison system.
Our pro bono work hasn’t just made history in the nation. It’s an intrinsic part of the firm’s history, too. Holland & Hart encouraged attorneys to follow their passions in pro bono representations throughout the firm’s first four decades. In 1987, the firm launched its Public Service Committee, which developed an official Public Service/Pro Bono Publico Policy and Procedure. The policy reaffirmed the firm’s strong commitment to public service activities.
Today, attorneys are expected to provide 50 hours of pro bono legal services or 75 hours of community service work (pro bono civic) or a combination of pro bono legal and civic.
Holland & Hart Foundation
The Holland & Hart Foundation, founded in 1998, extends the firm’s longstanding tradition of community service. One of only a handful of law firm foundations focused principally on volunteerism and building community, the Foundation aims to grow connections by forging a keener sense of community both within the firm and outside of it. The Foundation brings together attorneys, staff, friends, families, and clients to support programs and participate in volunteer-driven community events. Cultivating change together outside the workplace helps nurture important bonds within the workplace, too.
Not only does the Foundation impact local communities, but it serves as a model for other law firms in their own communities. Foundation members have shared tips and tools of its success with companies and law firms seeking guidance to create similar programs.
The Foundation organizes a variety of community projects, including:
- Serving meals to the homeless
- Participating in home refurbishing
- Tutoring children
- Conducting food and school supply drives
- Creating weekend backpack food programs for children