MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Lawyers from all areas of the firm’s practice, including litigation, labor, corporate, tax, real estate and intellectual property, participate in one or more pro bono practice groups that are specific to individual offices of the firm.

Pepper’s pro bono “practice groups” focus on specific areas of poverty law such as child abuse and neglect, tangled title and other homeownership issues, health and public benefits for the homeless, and immigrant and asylum issues.

In each group, teams of partners, associates and paralegals take on similar matters and clients, obtain training through public interest law centers, meet regularly to discuss issues and, over time, develop internal expertise that makes the firm’s pro bono efforts more expansive and effective.

Examples of these groups include the:

  • Child Advocacy Practice Group (Philadelphia)
  • Children’s SSI (Supplemental Security Income) Benefits Practice Group (Princeton)
  • Pepper/Regeneron Attorney for a Day Practice Group (New York)
  • Lawyers Alliance Practice Group (New York)
  • Homeless Advocacy Practice Group (Philadelphia)
  • Immigrant Adjustment of Status Clinics (Philadelphia)
  • Prisoner Civil Rights Practice Group (Detroit, New York, Philadelphia)
  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Practice Group (Washington, Boston)
  • Tangled Title/Homeownership Practice Group (Philadelphia)
  • Middlesex County Domestic Violence Project (Boston)
  • Veterans Benefits Practice Group (Wilmington, Philadelphia)
  • Pennsylvania Innocence Project (Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia)
  • Bet Tzedek (Los Angeles and Orange County)
  • The Enterprise Center (Philadelphia)
  • Landlord-Tenant Representation Practice Group (Philadelphia)
  • BIA Appeals/Immigration (Philadelphia)
  • LTAMP - Landlord Tenant Appellate Mediation Project (Philadelphia)

Pepper lawyers also assist nonprofit groups, create nonprofit corporations and apply for tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code, and provide a wide array of legal advice and legal service, including tax, corporate, real estate, intellectual property and other assistance to neighborhood groups and start-ups and micro-businesses in community economic development matters.