Pro Bono

A Ropes & Gray hallmark since the firm’s earliest days, pro bono service unites our firm community—lawyers, support team members, clients, alumni and retired partners. Together, we fight for racial and social justice, protect voting rights, help immigrants and refugees, assist nonprofits and small businesses, and free the wrongly imprisoned, among other efforts.


Ropes & Gray’s public service commitment is a hallmark of the firm, rooted in the example set by the firm’s founders more than a century and a half ago. From securing asylum for endangered immigrants, to helping people keep their homes, to winning the release of the wrongly convicted, Ropes & Gray strives to provide the highest level of pro bono legal advice and support to those who need it most.

Our attorneys, paralegals, summer associates and other professionals worldwide donated more than 688,500 hours of legal services from 2019–2023. By providing direct representation and partnering with human rights, legal reform and other organizations, Ropes & Gray helps impoverished individuals, underserved communities, nonprofits and small businesses that might otherwise lack access to legal services.

For the Public Good

Ropes & Gray’s pro bono efforts in 2022 included advocating for equal representation, victims of the war in Ukraine, racial justice, food security, pandemic safety, LGBTQ+ rights, fair housing and much more.

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