Jones Day Houston lawyers are participating in the Pathways to Law Program, an after-school mentoring program for eighth graders at Pilgrim Academy. Pilgrim is a low-income HISD school in Houston, Texas.
Jones Day has been named a recipient of the American Bar Association's 2015 Pro Bono Publico Award
for its pro bono work across the Firm. In granting the award to the Firm, the ABA cited our assistance to women with children and unaccompanied children seeking refuge in the United States from violence in Central America. Jones Day sent teams of lawyers to military bases where immigrants were held and conducted “Know your Rights” presentations to help screen cases. Our attorneys also worked on a pro bono basis at detention facilities in New Mexico and Texas. The ABA noted that the Firm has dedicated nearly 10,000 hours to the project. More information on the Firm's work on this important project is available here
Jones Day lawyers are representing mothers with children as well as unaccompanied children in well over 100 cases arising from the flood of refugees seeking refuge in the United States from violence in Central America. Over 150 lawyers from almost every U.S. office, and some international offices, are involved in this extraordinary team effort. Initially, the Firm sent teams of lawyers to military bases and detention centers to screen thousands of mothers and children at the commencement of immigration processing. Currently, our lawyers are representing individual mothers with children and unaccompanied children in cases in immigration courts and state courts throughout the country. While no longer capturing headlines, the sheer number of Central American mothers and children detained in the U.S. while awaiting resolution is mind-numbing. In support of its commitment to the rule of law, the Firm continues to deploy its lawyers and to take on new representations, all on a pro bono basis.
For more information on the Firm's work on this important project, please view the videos below.
The global law firm Jones Day has launched a new website
that comprehensively surveys and tracks changes in laws governing the legal recognition of same-sex relationships around the world. The site is available for use without charge.
Jones Day's William Freeman, a partner in the Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Practice, has been named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) for his work in bringing unaccompanied minor immigration cases into the Firm's Silicon Valley Office.
The global law firm Jones Day, and the Jones Day Foundation, today announced the development of the Global Rule of Law Exchange (The Exchange) in conjunction with the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, based in the United Kingdom.
The global law firm Jones Day has announced that its Irvine Office
was presented with the 2014 Community Partner of the Year award on November 6 by the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County (CRF-OC). The Firm was recognized at the CRF-OC’s annual benefit event held at the Center Club in Costa Mesa.
The Pittsburgh Business Times lauded the Jones Day Pittsburgh Office for its extensive pro bono efforts on behalf of military veterans and their families.
On October 29, 2014, the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) presented Jones Day with a 2014 Silver Award for Pro Bono Service. DVAP recognized the Firm for providing pro bono legal services to low-income clients in the North Texas community from June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014.
Equip for Equality
, a non-profit organization that works to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities, released a Blueprint for the implementation of the Illinois Employment First Act on October 30, 2014. A forum discussing the Blueprint and its recommendations to maximize employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Illinois was co-hosted that day by Equip for Equality and Jones Day at Jones Day's Chicago Office.
On October 8, 2014, Jones Day Pittsburgh
attorneys and staff spent the morning volunteering at Imani Christian Academy, a school designed as an alternative to public education for children who live in neighborhoods where violence, addiction, and verbal and physical abuse are prevalent.
About 50 volunteer lawyers and staff members from the Houston Office of global law firm Jones Day along with their families gathered in Stude Park on October 4th to pick up trash and plant wildflowers along white oak bayou between the Studewood and Taylor bridges.
Each year, the summer associates in Jones Day's Washington Office host events to raise funds for a charitable organization of their choice. Our 2014 summer associate class selected the Aslan Project, a non-profit organization that partners with hospitals and other institutions, to build infrastructure and provide the support necessary for the advancement of pediatric cancer care in Ethiopia and other African nations.
The Jones Day Atlanta Office, in partnership with the American Legion, ELV Associates, and the Midtown Alliance, held a rededication of the Pershing Point Park World War I memorial on Monday, July 28.
Each year, the Law Society of Singapore Pro Bono Services Office has supported the Golden Years Project, a pro bono initiative that attends to the legal and practical needs of seniors.
The Firm's commitment to pro bono work has helped launch an innovative, perhaps unprecedented, educational program for high school students in Chicago.
On June 20, over 200 summer associates from Jones Day's domestic offices participated in a day of service for Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens. The morning was spent planting, potting, weeding, and raking.
Caitlin Shetter co-organized and hosted the Georgia Association of Women Lawyer’s 12th annual Atlanta Girl Scouts Mock Trial on June 9-10 at the State Bar of Georgia.
Eight lawyers from the Houston Office of global law firm Jones Day took part in a two-day Will-A-Thon for low-income seniors.
Ten volunteers from Jones Day's Pittsburgh Office
dedicated a Day of Service, in the firm tradition, to spiffing up the outdoor recreation space at Wilkinsburg's Hosanna House on May 10.
A team of lawyers from the Houston Office of global law firm Jones Day saddled up with clients and friends on April 12 for the MS-150, a two-day bicycle ride from Houston to Austin organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to support research and provide programs and services for those living with the disease.
In Fall 2013, lawyers from Jones Day's Houston Office designed and taught an eleven week after school mentoring program for 8th graders at Pilgrim Academy, a low-income ISD school in Houston, Texas. The lawyers met weekly with the students to teach them about opportunities in the legal profession and to discuss the steps they can take now to achieve their academic and professional goals.
About 50 Houston lawyers who provide pro bono immigration and anti-human trafficking help to poor clients gathered at Jones Day's offices April 3 to learn more about special immigrant visas from Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
On January 11, the San Francisco Office hosted a donor appreciation lunch for firm client Room to Read. Room to Read is a non-profit organization focused on literacy and gender equality in education around the world.
Reprising our efforts from last year, associates from Jones Day Hong Kong participated in the 2013 Barclays Moontrekker Race, a 27km overnight hiking experience to remember.
Jones Day was proud to support the 2013 NHL USA Hockey Sled Classic hosted from Nov. 21-24 in Pittsburgh at Consol Energy Center. Sled hockey is an exciting adaptive ice sport that allows individuals challenged by spina bifida or paralyzing disabilities, amputees and our wounded warriors to enjoy the great sport of hockey.
Twelve lawyers from the Cleveland office, along with four lawyers from our client, DDR Corp., staffed a Brief Advice and Referral Clinic sponsored by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.
Nearly 70 attorneys, staff, family, and friends of Jones Day's Houston Office spent September 7th helping to clean up Buffalo Bayou, one of the city's great natural treasures. Working with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, a non-profit coalition dedicated to transforming and revitalizing this natural resource, the Jones Day group cleared trails and removed trash, while some of the younger volunteers made wild flower seed balls that will be used to revitalize the area.
Stephen Brown, Jones Day London, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of LawWorks. In addition to being the main clearing house for pro bono used by the leading city law firms, LawWorks also sponsors projects from teaching mediation in schools to providing pro bono opportunities for retired lawyers.
The Atlanta Office of global law firm Jones Day dedicated its second annual Day of Service to the Atlanta Community Food Bank on July 11, 2013.
San Francisco — Lawyers and staff members from the San Francisco Office of Jones Day volunteered a part of their weekend to help one of the city's leading anti-hunger organizations, the San Francisco Food Bank.
Several lawyers from the Houston Office of global law firm Jones Day took part in a two-day Will-A-Thon for low-income seniors.
The Boston office was busy again serving our community at Cradles to Crayons, where we made "best wishes cards" for kids who will receive backpacks stuffed with school supplies in the fall.
Lawyers and staff members from the San Diego Office
of Jones Day volunteered their time on June 24 to help raise funds for a special Big Brothers Big Sisters program that benefits at-risk children of San Diego's military community.
On June 24, the Atlanta office hosted a job shadow day for the Posse Foundation’s collegiate training program.
On June 21, summer associates from Jones Day's domestic offices, including two associates from Saudi Arabia (who were then working in the Houston and Pittsburgh offices), packed nearly 450 bags of groceries for the Capital Area Food Bank to assist them with their Kids Cafe program.
Lawyers and staff members from the Silicon Valley Office
of Jones Day volunteered their time on Saturday, June 15 to support the research of the Marine Science Institute during a half-day voyage around the San Francisco Bay.
On June 13, 2013, Jones Day and The Objections performed for a sellout crowd at a Battle of the Bands charitable event for the Family Violence Appellate Project's "Banding Together to End Domestic Violence."
On June 12, 2013 our Summer Associates spent the morning at The Pine Street Inn to assist with the graduation ceremonies being held there for people who had finished the Pine Street Inn's job training program.
The enthusiasm and generosity exhibited by the Los Angeles office during this year’s Food From The Bar drive was breathtaking. The results speak for themselves.
The Jones Day Foundation
will partner with the Boston business community in support of "One Fund Boston," established by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, to raise funds for the victims and families affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.
Jones Day coordinates, facilitates, and manages the Pro Se Pro Bono ADR Program in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
From October 2012 through March 2013, a group of Jones Day New York lawyers coached a high school Law Team comprised of extremely motivated students from the Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law (“AGL”) through their moot court and mock trial competitions.
In March 2013, Josh Fuchs, Elizabeth Myers, Shermon Williams and Albert Liou, Jones Day Houston, helped staffed the Houston Bar Association’s LegalLines.
In March 2013, Alex Pyke and Ray Hafner, Jones Day Houston, worked with YES Prep and the University Houston to arrange for the senior class of the North Central charter high school to attend a lecture on a college campus and to tour campus as part of their transition to college learning and living.
Jones Day has announced that its London Office has selected City Year, a leading London-based youth and education charity that focuses on educational under-attainment and youth unemployment, as its 2013 charity of the year.
Laura Tuell Parcher
, Firmwide Partner-in-Charge of Pro Bono, talked with Spain’s leading financial daily, Expansión, about the Firm's pro bono practice, following her participation in PILnet's 2012 European Pro Bono Forum in Madrid in October.
In early November, Jones Day welcomed 181 new associates from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas to its Washington Office to participate in the Firm's New Lawyer Group Academy.
Jones Day Houston will be specially recognized for its work as a pro bono partner of Texas Appleseed at the 2012 Good Apple Dinner held in Austin on October 18, 2012. The firm is being honored for its contribution to evaluating the cost effectiveness of best school disciplinary practices.
Jones Day Pittsburgh partner Michael Ginsberg was featured in the article "Jones Day partner's trial tutoring of attorneys has been rewarding" published in the October 22, 2012 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Furthering our relationship with Room to Read's many initiatives across Southeast Asia, Jones Day Hong Kong entered a team in the Barclays MoonTrekker competition, an annual 40-kilometer (24-mile) overnight hike in support of charity.
On September 17, 2012, Jones Day San Francisco was one of the 10 leading Northern California pro bono practices recognized by The Recorder in September for its commitment to pro bono clients or causes "through determined and creative advocacy."
The Houston Office of global law firm Jones Day hosted a pro bono training session on human traffic awareness on September 14 to prepare lawyers to provide legal support to human trafficking survivors.
Singapore - September 19, 2012 - The global law firm Jones Day, through its non-profit foundation funded by donations from attorneys and staff, has announced a donation to Singapore Management University (SMU) of US$500,000 to establish the Jones Day Professorship of Commercial Law for a term of seven years.
Seventy-three volunteers from the Houston Office
of global law firm Jones Day descended on Hermann Park
on September 8 for a long Day of Service devoted to planting, mulching, and watering 150 dwarf palmettos.