During my time at Weil, the firm has consistently demonstrated its passion for pro bono. While many firms promoted their work in this space during the recruiting process, I can confidently say that the pro bono opportunities and experiences Weil has provided my summer associate class is unique compared to my peers at other firms.
In addition to hosting a speaker panel featuring several highly accomplished attorneys for us to learn about Weil’s pro bono practice, the firm held a special pro bono client training for my entire summer associate class. By attending this training session, each member of my summer associate class now has the opportunity to participate in a pro bono project.
Adding to this effect, I was recently invited by Weil’s Pro Bono Manager to join one of the firm’s many pro bono clients. Through this organization, I will have an opportunity later this summer to go to family court and help represent victims of domestic violence seek protective orders. Having the chance to speak in court is something that many law students and young attorneys aspire to do at some point in their careers. To potentially have the chance to speak in court as a summer associate while participating in this pro bono program is a rare opportunity.
Most people associate a big law firm such as Weil with large corporate deals, litigations and restructuring. However, it is evident based on my experience here that pro bono is something that Weil cherishes and encourages all of its attorneys to participate in.