Pro Bono & Community
Volunteer Time Off Program
This year, in recognition of Juneteenth memorializing the end of slavery in the United States, we announced a paid Volunteer Day for all employees to support their civic engagement and allow our people to fight against inequality in their own personal way.
Whether it be through mentoring, peacefully protesting, or volunteering, many members of the PH community have answered the call to action to help advance positive social change. Below are examples of how some have used their Volunteer Time Off (VTO):
“We attended the Juneteenth March and Jubilee, hosted by the No More Names L.A. Chapter. After marching, we heard from USC Law Professor Armour about how his own father was wrongfully sentenced to serve 25-55 years - a conviction he eventually overturned. The event sparked new inspiration to continue our fight for lasting change, and we are thankful for our ability to have participated in such an important, pivotal time in our nation’s history,” Alyssa Tapper and Michael Mottweiler, Associates, Los Angeles.
"I mentor a bright, dedicated prospective law student about the law as a force for social change. We read the America’s founding documents, learned from civil rights heroes like Frederick Douglas and John Lewis, and discussed what steps lawyers and non-lawyers alike can take to form a more decent, inclusive, and just society," Max Cardin, Associate, Chicago.
"I attended a Black Lives Matter protest and volunteered with the Black Visions collective - hosting food drives for lower income communities, especially recently arrested protestors; and ComeOutForJustice - a campaign within BLM to educate against violence and systematic racism," Troy Bloomfield, Digital Marketing Coordinator, New York.
"I used a full day of my VTO time to assist a charity named Sharing Wonders to load up a shipping container with educational resources to be sent to one of the seven schools the charity operates in Gambia,” Usman Khan, Associate, London.