Pepper lawyers engage in pro bono projects that assist individual clients referred to us by court appointment or by one or more of the partnering public interest law centers in the cities and regions where Pepper has offices. Pepper also represents larger groups of individuals in some matters where the clients share common issues or are suffering common injuries and cannot afford to hire lawyers to redress their grievances. In some of these cases, Pepper’s representation redefines or clarifies the law in a way that has a lasting impact on the law as it applies to all.
Impact Litigation examples include:
In recent years, Pepper lawyers have represented a number of other disadvantages and low-income groups in high impact pro bono matters, including low-income Pennsylvanians whose Medicare benefits were cut back, mentally impaired persons in New Jersey state hospitals, detainees at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, victims of domestic violence seeing asylum in the United States, mentally impaired prisoners in Delaware prisons being held in solitary confinement without proper medical care, and tenants in low-income neighborhoods outside Philadelphia, including victims of domestic violence, threatened with eviction by the government for calling the police for help too often in a given period of time.