We are dedicated to helping individuals and communities at the margins of society reach greater levels of self-sufficiency.
Pro Bono Clinics
Black & Latino
Founded in 2015, the Clinic serves as a support network meant to increase attorney awareness, knowledge and engagement on pro bono immigration matters, and to inspire more attorneys to take on pro bono immigration matters and feel less daunted by the process.
Name Change Clinic
Established to provide free legal name change services to low-income transgender people seeking to have their legal identities match their lived experience. Clients who receive assistance from the Clinic are referred by Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.
WLI Housing Clinic
Our Women’s Leadership Initiative’s (WLI) Housing Clinic works with The Legal Aid Society to help women living in public housing in New York City who are being threatened with termination of their tenancy.
Cadwalader’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s Civil Rights Series is a unique program that consists of events that highlight civil rights issues featuring notable individuals and organizations at the forefront of today’s civil rights movement.
- North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center's Driver's License Restoration Project
Our participation in the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center’s Driver’s License Restoration Project allows us to provide relief to low-income North Carolinians with indefinite license suspensions.
- Veterans Life Planning Clinic
The firm’s Veterans Network partnered with Volunteers of Legal Service and one of our corporate clients to host a Veterans Life Planning Clinic in honor of Veterans Day. Volunteers helped veterans draft and execute their life planning documents.
- Know Your Rights Census Phone Bank
The Cadwalader Black & Latino Association, in collaboration with LatinoJustice PRLDEF and Univision Communications, hosted a 2020 Census "Know Your Rights" phone bank.
- Election Protection
Cadwalader attorneys and paralegals volunteer with Election Protection - convened by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law - the nation's largest non-partisan voter protection coalition. Election Protection's national voter hotlines and Election Day field programs assist voters with problems and guide them throughout the voting process, regardless of party affiliation.
- Voter Registration
The Black & Latino Association also partnered with the Association of Black Women Attorneys to host a Voter Registration Drive at Borough of Manhattan Community College, registering 50 students to vote in New York State.
Nonprofit Board Members
A number of our attorneys are making a difference by serving in leadership roles with various, diverse organizations dedicated to justice for all.