Dilworth Paxson LLP encourages all lawyers to provide pro bono legal services. The firm works with the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) and the Prisoner Civil Rights Panel of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (the “Prisoner Rights Panel”). Dilworth Paxson endorses the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service voluntary pro bono policy initiatives, including the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Pro Bono Initiative and the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyer Trust Account (IOLTA) Board Pro Bono Initiative.
The Philadelphia Business Journal selected Dilworth Paxson as one of the Top 25 Law Firms ranked by pro bono hours as part of the Brotherly Love Sisterly Affection Awards which honors local partnerships between for-profit and nonprofit companies. “It’s good to see that our commitment to the community is being recognized,” said Dilworth CEO, Ajay Raju.
Dilworth Paxson LLP was proud to be a part of a birth certificate clinic for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. The clinic was located at Project H.O.M.E. and hosted by The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) DELVACCA (Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel) and PECO/Exelon. Two Dilworth attorneys - Matthew Whitehorn and Catherine Pappas - processed the majority of the non-Pennsylvania application requests.