Become a Law Center Pro Bono Partner today.

In 1993, the tragic mass shooting at the Pettit & Martin law firm in San Francisco inspired a fight for commonsense solutions to the epidemic of gun violence that affects tens of thousands of Americans each year. A group of attorneys deeply affected by the shooting came together to found the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (then Legal Community Against Violence), focused on fixing our nation’s broken gun laws by building a network of lawyers and law firms dedicated to preventing gun violence through smart legal research and advocacy.

For more than two decades, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has continued to rely on the wealth of knowledge that America’s legal community has to offer through a strong alliance of law firms and pro bono attorneys. Our Pro Bono Partners support our work through a variety of projects like researching and analyzing our nation’s gun lawswriting amicus briefs, representing public entities, and testifying at hearings across the country.

Today, the Law Center’s Pro Bono Partners continue to bring the best legal minds together to help solve our nation’s rampant gun violence. We invite you to join the growing list of the Law Center’s Pro Bono Partners and support our efforts to curb gun violence by taking on a pro bono legal project today.

 

The Richard W. Odgers Pro Bono Partner Award

Each year, we honor some of our outstanding legal partnerships with the Richard W. Odgers Pro Bono Partner Award at our annual Anniversary Dinner in San Francisco. Attended by hundreds of the nation’s leading law firms, business professionals, and supporters of gun violence prevention, the Anniversary Dinner is an evening where our community gathers to honor the victims of gun violence and to celebrate the progress made to reduce the toll this epidemic has on the United States.

About Richard W. Odgers

Richard W. “Dick” Odgers (1936–2014) was a beloved founder, supporter, and friend to the Law Center. He helped found the organization after the 101 California Street shooting and served as the organization’s first president, staying active on the board for 16 years. In 2015, we renamed our annual pro bono partner award after Odgers, paying tribute to his remarkable legacy as an attorney and champion of smart gun laws.

Award Recipients

2016 Firm of the Year:
Keker & Van Nest LLP

2015 Firm of the Year:
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

2014 Firm of the Year:
Farella, Braun + Martel LLP

2013 Firm of the Year:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

2012 Firm of the Year:
Covington & Burling LLP

2012 Outstanding Pro Bono Contributions:
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

2011 Firm of the Year:
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

2011 Outstanding Pro Bono Contributions:
Nixon Peabody LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Bingham McCutchen LLP

2010 Outstanding Pro Bono Contributions:
Nixon Peabody LLP
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Howrey LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Charles M. Dyke, Nixon Peabody LLP

2009 Outstanding Pro Bono Contributions:
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Howrey LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Thanks to Our Pro Bono Partners

Firms

Arent Fox LLP
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.
Carlson Calladine & Peterson
Covington & Burling LLP
Dykema Gossett PLLC
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Gagen, McCoy, McMahon, Koss,
Markowitz & Raines
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Jenner & Block LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
King & Spalding LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Law Office of Frederick R. Dettmer
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Moscone Emblidge Sater & Otis LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Trucker Huss, APC
Ulmer & Berne LLP
WilmerHale
ZwillGen Law LLP

Individuals

Steven L. Baron
Arlette B. Bolduc, Esq.
Jacqueline Bos
Eugene L. Hahm
Dan Handman
Darla Hill Jones
Andrew S. Kingsdale
Alexander D. Marks
Ken Ostreicher
Christine Smith
Catherine Stefani
Bonita L. Stone
Donna Lee Yesner

 

Become a Law Center Pro Bono Partner

As a Pro Bono Partner, you will:

• Have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, ranging from discrete research assignments and amicus briefs, to ongoing representation of public entities in firearm-related litigation.

• Be invited to meet with our staff and other Pro Bono Partners at our regional meetings.

• Receive updates on significant developments in federal, state, and local gun laws as well as Second Amendment litigation.

• Be acknowledged, with your permission, on our list of prestigious Pro Bono Partners.

• Be nominated to receive the Richard W. Odgers Pro Bono Partner Award.

To become a Pro Bono Partner, please fill out the form below or email [email protected] for more information.

 

Pro Bono Partnership Form

 

Name*

Address*

City*

State*

ZIP*

Phone Number*

Email Address*

Bar Number

What brings you to join the Law Center's
Pro Bono Partnership?

Are you affiliated with any law firm?*

If so, would the firm be associated with the
work or would you be acting on your own?

Would you and/or your firm give us permission, once
the work is done, to be listed on our website as one
of our Pro Bono Partners?*

What type of work are you interested in doing?  Legal Research & Analysis Amicus Briefs Direct Representation Testimony Fundraising Other

How many hours are you willing to work on a project?

When would you be available to begin the work
on a project?

Please provide a copy of your bio or resume.

 

 

The Law Center’s Pro Bono Partners Program is not affiliated with the Pro Bono Partnership, Inc. (www.probonopartner.org) or Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Inc. (www.pbpatl.org).