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We believe everyone deserves access to justice.

At Chapman, we believe that everyone deserves access to an equitable justice system. As lawyers, we use the legal system to help tell a person’s story, and the judges, legislators, and administrative officials who hear these stories can change sentences, laws, and lives. Whether we are representing clients directly, filing amicus briefs on their behalf, or helping to reform legislation, we believe that everyone deserves to be heard. And we are passionate about using our legal skills and knowledge to help change and improve people’s lives, one story at a time.


We support our lawyers in pro bono work by including pro bono hours as part of billable hour expectations. Our attorneys have volunteered with dozens of organizations, advocated for many different causes, and helped countless individuals around the world, from neighborhoods across the United States to villages in Africa. We currently support a variety of organizations and individuals with pro bono legal service, including:


Pro Bono Updates

Pro Bono Matters Brochure

Pro Bono Matters: Read more about our pro bono philosophy, successes, and impact.

Pro Bono Spotlight

Sara Ghadiri

Chapman's Pro Bono Counsel Sara Ghadiri is a passionate advocate for people who cannot use their voice in the American legal system. In this Q&A article, Sara discusses her pro bono practice, and why she is so committed to justice. 

Chapman Joins Law Firm Antiracism Alliance

Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA)

We are proud to announce that Chapman has joined the new Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA) (LFAA) formed to work on pro bono projects and regulatory advocacy initiatives that seek to correct injustices in our legal system and to promote racial equality in the law and government institutions.

Chapman Develops Apps for Legal Aid Organizations

Chapman’s Practice Innovations (CPI) team supports the firm’s pro bono efforts with app development for legal aid organizations we support. By coding legal logic, our CPI and pro bono attorneys create apps that automate processes and improve efficiency of legal aid services. Read more about the estate planning app we wrote for the Center for Disability & Elder Law, and the criminal record expungement app we created for Legal Aid Chicago.

Pro Bono Partners: 
Mark O'Meara
Rebecca Wallenfelsz

Pro Bono Counsel:
Sara Ghadiri

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