Our unique approach to a reduced billable hour requirement enables our attorneys to be active members of the communities in which we live and work. From bar memberships to teaching at a local university, our team exemplifies a strong commitment to the legal profession and our communities. Examples of our activities include:
As a firm, we proudly support the Boston Arts and Business Council, Greater Boston Legal Services, New England Women in Science Executives Club and the Kendall Square Association. Our attorneys are also members of INTA, IPO, AIPLA and LES.
L&A has a proud tradition of active pro bono service. Recent pro bono projects include:
L&A attorneys represented a disabled individual in litigation against the Department of Corrections relating to claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. L&A successfully helped a tripeligic inmate obtain access to a motorized wheelchair in prison.
L&A attorneys have participated in the Lawyer of the Day program at the Northeast Housing Court. Attorneys volunteer in housing court in Lynn and represent low-income tenants and landlords in eviction matters through the court’s mediation program. Through this representation, we have helped clients reach favorable resolutions in many cases, including saving tenancies, negotiating longer periods for move out, improving apartment conditions, and establishing repayment plans.
L&A attorneys have also worked with individual housing clients through the foreclosure crisis. In one instance, we were able to obtain a favorable settlement for a family of four whose home had no heat and was severely flooded. L&A attorneys later helped the family relocate to appropriate handicap accessible housing.
L&A attorneys have worked with the PAIR Project, representing asylum seekers in asylum interviews and immigration court hearings. We have successfully obtained political asylum for clients escaping persecution from Guinea, Bhutan/Tibet, and Zambia.
L&A attorneys helped a sculptor with a copyright litigation against the Postal Service. The sculptor created a group of stainless steel soldiers that forms the centerpiece of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Federal Circuit determined that the Postal Service’s depiction of the sculptures on its memorial stamp infringed the sculptor’s copyright.
To learn more about our Pro Bono practice, please contact Craig Smith