Dechert Pro Bono Helps Low-Income Philadelphians
May 12, 2017
By re-envisioning their firm's paradigm for pro bono legal aid, two lawyers from Dechert LLP have established a practice group that targets legal issues affecting families living in poverty in Philadelphia. Dechert’s Community Lawyering Clinics (CLC) practice group, launched in June 2016 by associates Geneva Campbell Brown and Amanda Reed, provides legal counsel at legal clinic sites across the city, including courts, shelters and health centers serving low-income Philadelphians. Brown, a corporate lawyer, and Reed, a tax lawyer, conceived, planned and now manage the pro bono practice group, and have built up a roster of more than 25 volunteers, many of whom volunteer repeatedly.