Jones Day was awarded the Human Rights Practitioner Award by the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) for the Firm’s work providing representation to non-detained individuals and for launching a national project to represent detained immigrant women in Laredo, Texas.
Summer associates from the Boston Office of the global law firm Jones Day have once again devoted a morning of service to the job-training graduates of Pine Street Inn, New England’s largest nonprofit aiding the homeless.
Jones Day’s Washington Office has been named the 2018 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year by the District of Columbia Bar. The Washington Office was previously recognized for this same award in 2009.
Jones Day has been named to The National Law Journal’s 2018 Pro Bono Hot List for its success in several major pro bono initiatives in 2017, ranging from ensuring access to the Rule of Law for refugees, advancing the rights of veterans in need of legal services, securing the rights of individuals to affordable and decent housing, and advancing the Rule of Law, with an emphasis on human trafficking issues, in countries around the world. Jones Day is one of only 14 firms across the nation to receive such recognition.
This video describes the Jones Day Laredo Project, in which the Firm is providing access to the rule of law for detained refugees.
The convening, which was attended by health policy experts, governmental speakers, and attorneys active in the field, was a direct result of the Firm’s successful International Anti-Trafficking Conference in Houston in March 2017.
Miami of counsel Cristina Pérez Soto, a member of Jones Day's Global Disputes and Investigations & White Collar Defense teams, has been named among the Daily Business Review's "Most Effective Lawyers" of 2017.
This video describes Jones Day's Anti-Human Trafficking Project, and features lawyers who describe how and why the project was undertaken.
Jones Day has joined forces with the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law's IP Law Institute, as well as Fish & Richardson and the SAS Institute Inc., to launch the Post-Grant Clinic.
In August 2017, Jones Day lawyers Alison Marshall
and Kapri Saunders
joined a faculty team consisting of U.S. and Canadian judges and partners and associates from other law firms for a week long human trafficking trial advocacy training program in Arusha, Tanzania.
On July 20, the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Eric Angel, and his colleagues presented Kristen Lejnieks
, partner in the Washington Office
Business with Legal Aid Society's new Making Justice Real Pro Bono Award related to her work for the Housing Right to Counsel Project. Kristen has coordinated Jones Day's participation in this project that aims to expand access to counsel dramatically for tenants in subsidized housing facing eviction.
Bárbara Santisteban, Jones Day Mergers & Acquisitions associate, is a recipient of Her Justice’s 2017 Champion for Justice Award. According to Her Justice’s website, Bárbara is known for her work on pro bono immigration matters because of her "remarkable ability to navigate the difficulties of immigration bureaucracy, often solving stuck or complicated cases. We’re highlighting Bárbara’s impressive and steadfast commitment throughout her past five years volunteering with Her Justice."
The State Bar of Texas and Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee chose Jones Day to receive the coveted 2017 W. Frank Newton Award, citing the Firm’s commitment to the provision of legal services to the poor as "truly exceptional."
This video describes the Peaceful Protest Project, one of a number of Community Service Initiatives that Jones Day is undertaking.
On January 17, 2017, Jones Day Atlanta along with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights hosted a luncheon to provide legal and practical information for organizing and executing peaceful protests in the City of Atlanta. Nearly 100 attendees ranging from law enforcement, public safety officials, the media, attorneys, and members of the community all came together with the goal of discussing peaceful protests.
Lawyers and executives from the nation's largest corporations will gather tomorrow, Veterans Day, in the 18 U.S. offices of the global law firm Jones Day to learn how they can participate in VetLex.
The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has granted a preliminary injunction ordering the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to end the 36-year solitary confinement of prisoner Arthur Johnson.
Jones Day associates discuss their involvement in the Clemency Project and how working on the initiative has benefited them personally and professionally.
Jones Day partners Mike Ginsberg
) and Aaron Agenbroad
) traveled to Nairobi, Kenya in July to participate in Lawyers Without Borders' two-week training program in trial advocacy for more than 100 Kenyan lawyers, prosecutors, and judges.
On June 16, 2016, a team of Jones Day lawyers received the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP) 2016 Pro Bono Team of the Year Award. DV LEAP is a national advocacy program providing pro bono appellate representation to victims of abuse, both through its own staff and resources and through the support of pro bono partners such as Jones Day. The award was presented at DV LEAP's annual event in Washington, D.C. to team members Laura Jane Durfee
, Kaytlin Roholt, Jennifer Swize
, Charlotte Taylor
, and Kristie Xian
. The award recognizes the team's extraordinary commitment and exemplary work in a complex appeal involving a child custody decision.
Jones Day's Atlanta Office
received Catholic Charities of Atlanta's 2016 Archbishop Donoghue Award at its annual gala on June 30. Associate Mareasa F. Rooks
accepted the award on Jones Day's behalf. According to Catholic Charities, the Archbishop Donoghue Award is presented to exceptional firms or individuals "who demonstrate qualities of selfless service and devotion to helping others in need" and "recognizes acts of charity, compassion and contributions" that have significantly impacted the lives children living in Atlanta.
The global law firm Jones Day and Brian J. Murray, a partner in the Firm's Issues & Appeals Practice
resident in Chicago, received the 2016 Pro Bono & Public Service Award from the Seventh Circuit Bar Association. The award was presented during the association's 65th annual meeting on Monday, May 2 in Chicago.
, an associate in the Chicago Office
of global law firm Jones Day, received the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) Rising Star Award at NIJC's 17th Annual Human Rights Awards program at the Fairmont Chicago Hotel. The award recognized her outstanding pro bono work to help "promote, protect, and advance human rights throughout the world," according to the NIJC statement.
The global law firm Jones Day today announced that David A. Kutik
, a partner in the Firm's Cleveland Office
, has received "The Honorable William K. Thomas Professionalism Award" from the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) for his contributions to Cleveland's legal community. Mr. Kutik was honored at CMBA's 2016 annual meeting and inaugural luncheon held at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.
For the past several years, Jones Day has been assisting the Finca Vigia Foundation, on a pro bono basis, in its efforts and compliance with U.S. sanctions and trade regulations.
Jones Day has been named one of the recipients of the 2015 Marvin Frankel Award by Human Rights First for its outstanding service to refugee families and unaccompanied children arriving in the United States.
Jones Day was selected to receive The National Legal Aid and Defender Association's (NLADA) 2015 Beacon of Justice Award honoring law firms for expanding access to quality legal services for people across the country.
Jones Day's Emilie Hendee has been named a Cornerstone Award recipient by Lawyers Alliance for her outstanding pro bono leadership and contributions in helping nonprofit organizations deliver essential services to strengthen low-income communities and improve the quality of life for thousands of New Yorkers in need. Emilie will be honored at a reception and awards ceremony on Oct 30.
On October 8, New York City's Legal Aid Society honored Lisa Cirando
as one of the recipients of the Society's 2014 Pro Bono Publico Awards for outstanding service to The Legal Aid Society and its clients.
On September 16, 2014 at the Allegheny County Bar Foundation's Fellows Grand Reception, Jones Day received the Special Service Pro Bono Award.
The Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (CLC) has selected Jones Day associate Michael Zuckerman as its Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2014 for his exemplary pro bono work for the CLC's Settlement Assistance Program.
Jones Day partner Dan Reidy, head of the Firm's Business & Tort Litigation Practice, has been awarded the Chicago Council of Lawyers/Chicago Appleseed Commitment to Justice Award.
Mary Alexander Myers, Jones Day Atlanta received the Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) Glenda Hatchett Volunteer of the Year Award.
The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) presented its 2014 Pro Bono Service Award to Chiji Offor, an associate in the Dallas Office of global law firm Jones Day, on June 5th at the DAYL Equal Access to Justice event.
Yael Aufgang will be one of fifteen pro bono attorneys to be awarded the National Immigrant Justice Center's Rising Star Award at its annual Light of Human Rights Award Luncheon on June 12.
For the second year in a row, the Dallas Office
of global law firm Jones Day achieved the largest annual workplace campaign contribution by a law office to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, setting an all-time record. Partners Tamara Marinkovic
and John Mazey
co-chaired the campaign.
On Thursday, February 6, 2014, Her Justice (formerly known as inMotion), a non-profit organization serving women who face poverty and abuse in New York City, honored 41 volunteers for their extraordinary Commitment to Justice. Four of those volunteers were from Jones Day New York.
Jones Day Mexico has been selected as one of the Leading lights in Pro Bono in Latin America for its commitment to pro bono.
The Dallas Office of global law firm Jones Day was named 2013 Law Firm of the Year for Extraordinary Pro Bono Service by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, a joint program of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas.
On October 23, 2013, the Boston Office of Jones Day was honored by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court with a Certificate of Recognition for pro bono service.
Jones Day was awarded a Beacon of Justice Award for our work in supporting the principles of the Gideon Supreme Court Decision securing the right of counsel for those accused of serious crimes.
Todd Johnson of the Silicon Valley Office received The American Lawyer award for Global Pro Bono Deal of the Year for his outstanding work with Embrace.
Kevin McIntyre, L. '88, was recognized as one of the recipients of the Georgetown Law and the Georgetown University Alumni Association's 2013 Paul R. Dean Alumni Award.
Public Counsel is the world’s largest public interest law firm. Its high profile in Los Angeles is recognized not only by the local bench and bar, but also by those companies with significant operations in the Los Angeles market.
Lillian Caudle, a partner in the Atlanta Office
of global law firm Jones Day, has received the Charles R. Yates Award for the Woodruff Arts Center Employees for the Arts Annual Corporate Campaign.
The State Bar of Georgia has selected the Atlanta Office of global law firm Jones Day to receive its 2013 A Business Commitment (ABC) Pro Bono Business Law Award for its "contributions to the nonprofit community and economic development sector in Georgia."
Hilary Keith, an associate in the Atlanta Office of global law firm Jones Day, has received a 2013 Judge Glenda Hatchett Volunteer of the Year Award from the Truancy Intervention Project (TIP).
On April 30, 2013, Jones Day Washington hosted a reception honoring the 36 law firms that contributed a collective $3.6 million to Raising the Bar, a fundraising campaign that asks law firms to set aside between 0.075 percent and 0.11 percent of their D.C. office revenue to legal services providers.
The Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Program facilitates the development of sustainable volunteerism of solicitors. Debuted in 2010, the Program has successfully raised public awareness of the pro bono and community work contributed by solicitors. Anita received this award in 2011 as well.
Brian Murray, Jones Day Chicago, has been chosen by the National Immigrant Justice Center to receive its Human Rights Practitioner Award "for his exceptional commitment to pro bono service."
Jones Day's Mexico City Office has been recognized by Latin Lawyer as one of the 'Leading lights' in pro bono work in Latin America.
The Dallas Office of global law firm Jones Day has turned in the largest annual workplace campaign contribution ever made by a law office to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. The October campaign, co-chaired by partners Tamara Marinkovic and John Mazey, more than doubled the Office's average per-person contribution compared to 2008.
, a partner in the Atlanta Office
of the global law firm Jones Day, has been chosen by the State Bar of Georgia's Bench and Bar Committee as the attorney recipient of the 12th Annual Chief Justice Thomas O. Marshall Professionalism Award.
InMotions' 2013 Commitment to Justice Awards was presented on February 7, 2013 at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. Lauren, Michael and Jordan are one of the legal teams who will be recognized that evening for their hard work and commitment to their client, Ms. F.
Jones Day Washington
had the distinct privilege of representing the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, as well as its President & CEO, three other senior executives, and a Chapter trustee, in an employment dispute with a former Chapter president.
The District Court and the Voluntary Legal Services Program ("VLSP") recognized Jones Day San Francisco for its contribution to the Federal Pro Bono Project.
Jones Day New York
was a recipient of the Legal Aid Society's 2012 Pro Bono Publico Award for the Firm's participation in Legal Aid’s Housing Project. The program is intended to ensure that low-income tenants live in safe and habitable apartments and maintain crucial rent subsidies.
Jones Day was one of four law firms recognized by the The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), a joint program of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, for the Silver Award for Pro Bono Services (for firms in the 150+ category).
Since 2010, Atlanta transactional associate Jennifer Thomas has represented seven children in the Truancy Intervention Project (“TIP”). TIP was created by the Fulton County (Georgia) Juvenile Court and the Atlanta Bar Association to pair volunteer advocates with children who are reported as truants.
On January 25, 2012, Jones Day San Francisco’s Nandini Iyer, Dara Levinson, Mike McLively and Amanda Schapel received the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR) Father Cuchulain Moriarty Award for extraordinary pro bono contributions to LCCR's Asylum Project.
The North American South Asian Bar Association (“NASABA”) will present the Law Firm Achievement Award to Jones Day at the association's Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA in June.
The Pro Bono Publico Award is in recognition of Joe Patiño's pro bono legal representation to indigent immigrant victims of human and civil rights violations.
, a partner in the Washington Office
of global law firm Jones Day, has been named Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year by the District of Columbia Bar and will be honored at its Awards Dinner on June 19. The award recognizes her work with Washington's Children's Law Center (CLC) securing safe and permanent homes for the District's most vulnerable children.
Chosen from more than 50 elite law firms, Jones Day was one of five firms to receive a Safe Haven Award from Immigration Equality for going "above and beyond to provide top-notch legal counsel to people fleeing for their lives."
To meet the urgent need for increased funding for legal services, the D.C. Access to Justice Commission launched the Raising the Bar in D.C. Campaign in December 2010. The Campaign's goal is to substantially increase financial support to the District's legal services community by establishing benchmarks for law firm giving. In 2011, 23 firms collectively donated $3M for DC-area legal service organizations, and Jones Day was one of them.
On March 22, 2012, the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice hosted its 39th Annual Gala with Jones Day's Jason Liang
receiving an Excellence in Community Service Award in connection with work on behalf of domestic violence victims.
On March 14, the San Francisco Bar Association awarded the Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Certificate to Caroline Mitchell
, Jones Day San Francisco. This award goes to the top 15 percent of volunteers for the Bar.
The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
recognized Jones Day for its accomplishments in the 2011 United Way Workplace Campaign at the annual Heroes of Hope event on February 28. The United Way honored Jones Day with the Outstanding Tocqueville Campaign Award, recognizing the overall number of Tocqueville givers and increase in Tocqueville giving.
On January 26, 2012, Nandini Iyer, Dara Levinson, Mike McLively and Amanda Schapel received the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR) Father Cuchulain Moriarty Award for extraordinary pro bono contributions to LCCR's Asylum Project.
The Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Program facilitates the development of sustainable volunteerism of solicitors. Debuted in 2010, the Program has successfully raised public awareness of the pro bono and community work contributed by solicitors.
Jones Day was selected to receive The National Legal Aid & Defender Association's 2011 Beacon of Justice Award honoring law firms that have innovative public-private partnerships that protect equal justice for all through appellate litigation. The review committee took into consideration the investment of time and legal representation that Jones Day provided on a variety of appellate ligation matters. The award was presented to the Firm on December 6, 2011.
On November 21, the Pittsburgh Office
hosted a luncheon to thank all the volunteers from Jones Day and other local law firms who participated in the Pro Se Pro Bono ADR Program in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Jones Day San Francisco
will be honored at the 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards luncheon on January 26, 2012. Jones Day will be awarded the Father Cuchulain Moriarity Award, which recognizes attorneys who have made extraordinary pro bono contributions to the Lawyers' Committee Asylum Project.
Celebrating exceptional volunteerism, the Lawyers Alliance for New York named Terri Chase, Jones Day New York, a recipient of the 2011 Cornerstone Award in recognition of her extraordinary pro bono work on behalf of CAMBA, DOROT, Community Mediation Services, Claremont Neighborhood Center, and Boys & Girls Harbor.
On November 9, 2011, as part of New York Legal Aid Society's 2011 Pro Bono Awards, Jones Day New York received the Pro Bono Publico Award for "outstanding service to The Legal Aid Society and its clients."
In November 2011, the Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice ("LACLJ") Board voted to honor Jones Day Los Angeles
attorney Jason Liang
as "Volunteer of the Year" for the commitment to representing victims of domestic violence through LACLJ's ADVOCATE program.
The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, a joint program of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest, hosted the 29th Pro Bono Awards reception in October, honoring judges, attorneys, court reporters, and legal staff who provide fee legal services to indigent residents of Dallas County.
Washington's Children's Law Center will present the 2011 Children's Pro Bono Champion award to global law firm Jones Day at its 15th anniversary Helping Children Soar Benefit Sept. 21 at the Kennedy Center Roof Terrace Restaurant. Also honored will be U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, who will receive the 2011 Distinguished Child Advocate Award.
As a result of the successful campaign last November, The United Way recently honored Jones Day's Pittsburgh Office with its Platinum Award, which honors employers with employee per capita giving of $300 or more.
Carmen McLean, a partner in the Washington Office of global law firm Jones Day, was named to a short list of "Champions" who have "upheld the legal industry's professional mission of public duty" by National Law Journal.
On May 21, 2011, Jones Day San Francisco was presented with the Military Religious Freedom Foundation's (MRFF's) John Adams Award for pro bono service at a presentation ceremony in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
On April 9, at the 2011 Northern District Judicial Conference in Monterey, California, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California awarded the Silicon Valley Office with its annual Service Award in recognition of the longstanding support and sponsorship the Office has provided to the Northern District’s Annual High School Law Day Program.
The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas recognized Jones Day for its accomplishments in the 2010 United Way Workplace Campaign. The Firm received awards for Outstanding Campaign in the law firm industry and Outstanding Tocqueville Campaign at United Way’s annual Heroes of Hope event on February 23.
At its Commitment to Justice event on February 8, 2011, inMotion recognized Emily A. Posner for her outstanding work of promoting and growing the pro bono partnership between inMotion and Jones Day by recruiting and supporting volunteers from the Firm.
DC's Children's Law Center (CLC) honored Jones Day Washington associates Kris Garcia
and Hilary Mehrkam with the first Children's Law Center Pro Bono Excellence Award on February 17. The award recognizes attorneys who provide exemplary legal representation to some of the most needy children and families in the District.
Illinois Legal Aid Online named Jones Day Chicago Trial Practice associate, Tom Hackney, February's Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month. While Tom has worked on a variety of pro bono matters, the majority have focused on representing immigrants and refugees seeking asylum in the U.S.
Jones Day is honored to accept the American Cancer Society's (ACS) 2010 Corporate Partnership Award on behalf of five Jones Day Chicago associates who demonstrated leadership and dedication as members of the ACS Associate Board of Ambassadors.
The Financial Times named Jones Day's "transformative" pro bono work on affordable housing as the outstanding U.S. pro bono project of the year in its U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report 2010, published December 1, 2010. Also singled out were Jones Day's innovative education work and international work on global issues.
Laura Tuell Parcher, Jones Day's Firmwide Partner-in-Charge of Pro Bono, accepted an Advocate for Justice Award from the Olender Foundation in ceremonies at Washington's Ronald Reagan Building on December 2, 2010.
On November 4, 2010, the Legal Aid Society recognized Jones Day New York for its outstanding pro bono service and commitment to The Legal Aid Society and its clients. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman presented the award to the Jones Day team members. Alan Levine (LAS Board Chairman) described Jones Day as a very active and supportive Board Member.
The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), a joint alliance of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, recognized Jones Day Dallas Labor & Employment associate Jodie Michalski as their Volunteer of the Month.
Dallas - The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas recognized Jones Day for its successful 2010 United Way campaign at the annual Pacesetter awards luncheon on November 2, at the Hilton Anatole.
Jones Day was recognized as "Employer of the Month" by Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in connection with their innovative Corporate Work Study Program.
Three attorneys from Jones Day San Francisco are honored at the Federal Bar Association's "Night to Honor Service" Event.
The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), a joint alliance of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, recognized Jones Day Dallas associate Sean Whyte as Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year.
The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, a joint alliance of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, awarded Jones Day Dallas the Gold Award and recognized associate Sean Whyte as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year.
The Board of Governors of the State Bar of California presented Jones Day with the President's Pro Bono Service Award for 2010 in connection with Jones Day's work for victims of domestic violence as part of the Advocate (Advocacy in Domestic Violence and Custody Trials) Program. The President's Pro Bono Service Awards were established in 1983 by the State Bar Board of Governors to recognize California attorneys who provide free legal services to the poor.
Laura Tuell Parcher was selected by the D.C. Bar as its Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year for 2005. Laura began doing pro bono work as a summer associate in 1995 and has kept an active docket ever since.
Columbus associate, Dan Jabe, received the 2005 Columbus Bar Foundation and Association's Pro Bono Award in recognition of his significant volunteer commitment to helping the poor. The Columbus Office also received the 2003 Columbus Bar Foundation and Association's Pro Bono Award.