Throughout our history, Blitman & King has maintained a position of leadership in the community through the provision of
pro bono legal services
in advancement of the public’s interest.
The firm’s policies encourage our attorneys to devote their time to pro bono work because we appreciate the need for it.
In addition to our work with foundations, nonprofits and community based organizations, the firm uses its resources to provide personal pro bono services to individuals. The pro bono cases we accept are the direct result of referrals from legal services type agencies.
Our commitment to pro bono is as diverse as the interests of our lawyers and our obligation, as we see it, to serve the public. The stakes are high because we often represent individuals without resources or support to adequately defend their rights.
In addition, we also have our share of media grabbing high impact cases such as our representation of a mentally ill prisoner seeking appropriate relief from physical abuse and our work on behalf of inner-city youth after a tragic shooting.
We have been recognized with numerous awards and media attention for much of our lawyers pro bono work.
In addition to the provision of our pro bono lawyers services, the firm also makes monetary contributions to organizations, including military veteran organizations that provide wounded soldiers with services and support not financed by the government.
- We successfully obtained disability pension benefits for an individual
- We successfully incorporated and obtained tax-exempt status for various charitable nonprofit organizations
- We serve on the Board of Directors of various community-based organizations
- We regularly and routinely spend hundreds of hours per year in representation of individuals seeking unemployment insurance and workers compensation benefits
- We regularly and routinely use substantial amounts of resources to represent individuals in disability discrimination cases
- We expend numerous hours in advancing the rights of prisoners
- We have assisted individuals in pro se uncontested divorce matters