In 2009, Lowenstein expanded its historic commitment to pro bono work by creating the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest. The Center maximizes the impact of the firm’s pro bono work by focusing pro bono efforts and deepening the firm’s partnerships with leading nonprofit and community organizations. Led by a career public interest lawyer, Center staff work to foster and support pro bono efforts throughout the firm.
The firm’s culture and policies reflect its commitment to pro bono service. Lowenstein has dedicated hundreds of thousands of hours to pro bono work since its founding in 1961 and fully credits pro bono hours for purposes of lawyer advancement and compensation. The firm signed onto the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge in 1993, pledging to dedicate 3% or more of total billable hours to pro bono work, and the firm joined the Pro Bono Institute at its founding in 1996. In addition, for more than 20 years Lowenstein has supported a fellowship for associates at Essex-Newark Legal Services.
American Lawyer ranks Lowenstein among the nation’s pro bono leaders. In addition the New Jersey Law Journal continues to recognize the firm’s pro bono efforts year after year with an “A+” grade and first-place standing in pro bono rankings.
Lowenstein has offices in New York, NY, Palo Alto, CA, Roseland, NJ, Washington, DC, and Centerville, UT. All offices are active participants in the firm’s pro bono work.