Topic Archives: MoFo Pro Bono

June 30, 2020MoFo Pro Bono

Matters That Matter: MoFo’s Pro Bono COVID-19 Response

In this special edition of Matters That Matter, we take a look at some of the many ways MoFo lawyers have been stepping up in response to the coronavirus pandemic, assisting our most vulnerable communities that have been disproportionately affected. MoFo lawyers and staff answered the call by forming response task forces, such as our ...›

May 21, 2020MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Lawyers Mentor Law Students in a Lawyers Without Borders Challenge to Raise Wildlife Crimes Awareness

Morrison & Foerster London partner Caroline Jury and associates Amber Pledge and James Colautti recently mentored Durham University law students participating in the Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB) 6th Annual Rule of Law Innovation Challenge (ROLIC). LWOB invited students participating in the competition to create learning mechanisms for one of its program areas: Human Trafficking, Wildlife ...›

May 7, 2020MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Partners with Nonprofit Created to Combat COVID-19

MoFo has taken an especially proactive role in the fight against COVID-19, with, for example, contributions by the Morrison & Foerster Foundation, partners, and employees exceeding $200,000 as of the day of this blog post’s publication. But Boston-based Technology Transactions Group partner Matt Karlyn’s involvement with a rapidly-growing (and now the largest) grassroots movement committed ...›

April 14, 2020MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Staff Spotlight: Meyvelin Flores

When MoFo Government Contracts partner Tina Reynolds first approached Meyvelin Flores 12 years ago seeking help with interpreting Spanish for a new pro bono client in the firm’s Northern Virginia (NoVa) office, Meyvelin, then a receptionist, was more than happy to oblige. ...›

February 27, 2020MoFo Pro Bono

Matters That Matter: February Pro Bono Roundup

Matters That Matter: February Pro Bono Roundup In this edition of Matters That Matter, we honor the many lawyers who have dedicated their time to important pro bono causes. This month, we highlight a variety of worthy projects, such as ensuring medical supplies make it to the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak, turning two wrongful ...›

February 24, 2020MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Secures Landmark Settlement Advancing California Schoolchildren’s Right to Literacy

In the first civil rights lawsuit ever brought under any  state constitution to secure  students’ right to achieve literacy, Morrison & Foerster and its co-counsel, Public Counsel, on Feb. 20, 2020, reached a groundbreaking settlement on behalf of schoolchildren across the State of California. “This settlement is a tremendous victory for the courageous families and ...›

January 30, 2020MoFo Pro Bono

Matters That Matter: January Pro Bono Roundup

In this edition of Matters That Matter, we honor the many lawyers who have dedicated their time to important pro bono causes. This month, we highlight a variety of worthy projects, such as tackling questions regarding housing rights for people living with mental health disabilities, advocating for those living with diabetes, and helping combat environmental ...›