The firm recognizes its professional responsibility to the communities which it serves and understands the unique and rewarding opportunities for personal and professional growth that pro bono work affords. Epstein Becker Green has a national pro bono policy that encourages all attorneys to undertake pro bono projects, both on their own and through structured pro bono opportunities made available by the firm and through partnerships with other organizations.
The firm also believes in giving back to the community in a meaningful way. As a result, Epstein Becker Green participates in charitable, civic, and community activities, and many of its attorneys serve on governing boards of charitable, educational and other not-for-profit organizations. Our offices often partner with area schools to provide basic legal education in the classroom and to support community schools through fundraising and other activities. For example, over the past two years, the firm has partnered with Emery Education Center to benefit the school's students and their parents. Epstein Becker Green (i) set up a legal information booth at Emery's Back-to-School Night from which EBG attorneys distributed information about divorce, parental rights, and landlord-tenant issues; (ii) provided materials to the school's parent resource center; and (iii) brought to Emery the "Breakfast with a Legend" program, created by Street Law, Inc., to help sixth and seventh graders explore the concepts of rules and laws and to apply these concepts to their own lives at home and school.
Epstein Becker Green's pro bono efforts are being recognized. On June 16, 2010, the firm received the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award in the Public Education category from the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.