Pro Bono Policy
Providing high-quality legal services to those who are unable to pay is critically important to our community, the firm, and the legal profession. Kane & Company strongly endorses the American Bar Association’s Code of Professional Responsibility which states that "the basic responsibility for providing legal services for those unable to pay ultimately rests upon the individual lawyer," and that "every lawyer, regardless of professional prominence or professional workload, should find time to participate in serving the disadvantaged."
State and local bar organizations, as well as all non-profit providers of legal services, increasingly expect law firms to undertake pro bono cases. Moreover, our clients have requested that we provide pro bono assistance in deserving cases.
Although extremely busy in representing current clients and managing professional and personal obligations, our commitment to pro bono service is unequivocal. We recognize our less experienced associates obtain valuable experience on pro bono matters in the form of greater responsibilities and client contact. Our attorneys are fully aware of the firm's policy of strongly encouraging associates to participate in our pro bono program consistent with their ongoing caseloads. Thus, pro bono work should be regarded as a routine part of an associate's experience.
Kane & Company recognizes that pro bono service is a matter of personal choice, and we are proud our attorneys have demonstrated they share our commitment.