Our pro bono partnerships continued to grow in 2021. In matters involving veterans’ benefits, immigration and asylum, disability rights, small business owners, and compassionate release, Sidley is grateful to have worked alongside in-house counsel from our corporate clients. We take on many types of pro bono matters in these partnerships, including:

  • Assisting federal prisoners seeking release from custody via “compassionate release” arguments based on the 2018 First Step Act
  • Representing people with disabilities in welfare benefit appeals in London • Individual asylum and immigration representation of clients fleeing their home country under dangerous circumstances, as well as immigration clinics with the National Immigrant Justice Center
  • Remote pro bono clinics through the New York City Bar Association’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project
  • Representing immigrant victims of crime seeking U Visa Adjustments in matters referred by HerJustice, a nonprofit organization that works to uplift women in poverty through pro bono legal services
  • Virtual clinics to interview and identify veterans with meritorious cases to seal their Texas criminal records
  • Virtual veterans projects with the National Veterans Legal Services Program to interview and identify veterans seeking discharge upgrade applications, and veterans needing assistance with Combat-Related Special Compensation cases