Pro Bono

Federal judge reduces pro bono client’s 215-year sentence to time served

On a recent winter morning, Scyrus Dion Hebert walked out of prison for the first time in over 25 years and rejoined his family. His release follows a victory by his legal team at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, who convinced a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas to reduce Mr. Hebert’s 215-year sentence to time served.

ACLU and Munger Tolles Obtain Preliminary Injunction to Protect Inmates from COVID-19

Munger, Tolles & Olson partnered with the ACLU of Washington, D.C. and D.C. Public Defender Service to obtain a preliminary injunction against the D.C. Department of Corrections to protect the rights and health of prisoners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LA Represents Launched to Support Angelenos Affected by COVID-19

Munger, Tolles & Olson has joined forces with other law firms, bar associations and legal aid organizations to launch LA Represents—a pro bono initiative to provide free legal services to Los Angeles residents facing hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Mexico Reaches Innovative Settlement Agreement with Foster Youth Advocates

Parties to a lawsuit challenging New Mexico’s foster care system announced on March 26, 2020 a groundbreaking settlement agreement that will provide a model for reforming other state child welfare systems across the country.

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Contributing to the community through pro bono work and other forms of volunteerism is a core tenet of the culture at Munger, Tolles & Olson. The firm was one of the charter signatories to the American Bar Association’s pro bono challenge and consistently devotes more than three percent of all attorney time to delivering needed pro bono legal assistance. We are proud to be one of the select group of firms to have received the ABA’s coveted Pro Bono Publico Award.

Munger Tolles encourages its attorneys to choose pro bono matters that they care about deeply. The American Lawyer described it as “the Munger, Tolles & Olson way … a sense of ownership that extends from patriarch Ronald Olson all the way down to the first-year associates.”

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