In this video, Selendy Gay Elsberg partners and associates reflect on the firm’s foundational commitment to pro bono work and its successes in 2022.
Notable pro bono matters in 2022 included preserving the rights of renters across the state of New York, representing eight Capitol Police Officers who were on duty during the January 6 riots, and helping Afghan girls and their families escape the Taliban and settle safely in North America. The firm filed numerous amicus briefs, supporting important organizations and causes such as the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team in their fight for equal pay, and the National Academy of Education in their belief that race-conscious admissions policies are the best way to promote diversity on college campuses.
In 2022 Selendy Gay Elsberg was named Chambers’ Outstanding Firm for Pro Bono in the United States, an accomplishment that reflects not only the wide-ranging diversity of the pro bono cases the firm takes on, but the deep commitment of its lawyers to the public good. Selendy Gay Elsberg’s attorneys average approximately 145 pro bono hours every year, compared to an industry average of 55.