Pro Bono

Our firm promotes the active engagement of all attorneys in pro bono endeavors, with the goal of fulfilling our duties as responsible global citizens and simultaneously enhancing both our personal and professional experiences. 

Axinn’s diverse pro bono work is focused on social justice, as well as a wide range of legal issues involving indigent artists, immigration/asylum matters, veterans’ affairs cases, discrimination claims, First Amendment excessive force cases, prisoner civil rights matters, matrimonial and child custody disputes for low-income women, and fair housing claims. 

We are proud of the significant contribution Axinn lawyers make to their communities and encourage associates to invest in their development through pro bono service. Axinn considers pro bono hours during bonus determinations. In 2023, Axinn attorneys produced approximately 6,200 hours of pro bono work in 2023 – a significant contribution to our communities with a billable hour value of over $5 million. 25% of Axinn attorneys billed over 100 Pro Bono hours.

We are also proud to have been recognized by numerous organizations for our service. Axinn received an Outstanding Achievement Award from The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for our successful representation of a plaintiff in an excessive force matter. 

Additionally, for multiple years, more than a dozen of our attorneys have qualified for Empire State Counsel® Program, Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, and United States District Court for the District of Connecticut Pro Bono Honor Roll. These annual honors recognize those who make a significant commitment to pro bono work in New York, District of Columbia, and Connecticut respectively.

Recent Pro Bono Achievements

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