The Pro Bono program at MMM provides legal services to persons and/or organizations who would not ordinarily have access to such services and to broaden MMM’s reputation as a leader in providing legal assistance in our communities. Attorneys and paralegals are encouraged to participate. The firm credits each attorney/paralegal with up to 50 hours of pro bono legal service per year towards their billable hour goal.
Options for furthering MMM’s Pro Bono Initiative:
- Pro Bono support for all MMM attorneys and paralegals: strongly encourage a minimum of 50 hours of Pro Bono services per year by each attorney and paralegal, which will count toward their billing goals.
- Pro Bono for Summer Associates program: summer associates can choose to forgo the traditional full-summer law firm experience by working alongside MMM lawyers for the first half of the summer and in a full-time assignment with a nonprofit organization for the second half. Regardless of which option is selected, summer associates receive compensation for the entire program from the firm.
- Become a signatory to the Pro Bono Institute's Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge: requiring a performance standard of 3-5% of MMM’s total billable hours dedicated to Pro Bono legal services, showing a firm-wide commitment to the Pro Bono Initiative