Pro Bono Commitment

Making a difference matters to us.  Shearman & Sterling believes pro bono work is an essential part of every lawyer’s practice—it’s where our work and our communities meet.  Our lawyers devote time to serving the needs of individuals and nonprofit organizations with limited access to legal services.  Our multi-jurisdictional practice qualifies us to address pro bono matters around the world, whether at a San Francisco legal clinic or in Tanzania at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Collectively, our lawyers worldwide contribute roughly 46,000 pro bono hours annually to global projects and local issues—an ongoing dedication that is a hallmark of our culture.

Did you Know?: Shearman & Sterling contributed to the Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA) to develop 10 village bank microlending programs in Afghanistan.

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