Civil Rights Summer Fellowship: Q&A with Berlindyne Elie
The Brown Rudnick Civil Rights Summer Fellowship at Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) launched this year following the Firm’s successful representation with the Boston-based legal organization of a coalition of Hispanic and Black residents in a federal voting rights lawsuit challenging the city of Worcester’s method of electing its historically nearly all-white school committee.
BR and Civil Rights Groups File Amicus Brief to Protect Affirmative Action College Policies
Brown Rudnick, along with LatinoJustice PRLDEF, a national civil and human rights organization, filed an amicus brief supporting the long-standing practices of appropriately tailored race-conscious admissions at Harvard College and the University of North Carolina.
BR Trademark Team Recognized for Helping White Coats for Black Lives
A Brown Rudnick trademark team has been recognized by Lawyers Alliance for New York for its outstanding volunteer accomplishments.
Brown Rudnick Ranked Among Top Firms in 2022 AmLaw Pro Bono Scorecard
Brown Rudnick has been ranked a top-25 firm in The American Lawyer’s 2022 “Pro Bono Scorecard” for both national and international public service work.
Throughout Brown Rudnick's history, the Firm has actively encouraged all of its professionals to provide legal services pro bono publico to persons or causes in need of quality legal representation. The resolution of the American Bar Association House of Delegates expresses our point of view succinctly: "It is the basic responsibility of each lawyer engaged in the practice of law to provide public interest legal services without fee or at a substantially reduced fee."
LEADING BY EXAMPLE
The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation’s mission is to bring the energy and interests of Brown Rudnick volunteers together with opportunities and resources to create positive social change. To maximize its effect, the Foundation Directors chose to focus on resources and advocacy to support education in underserved communities in New York, London, Boston, Washington, D.C., Providence, Hartford, and Orange County.