Porzio’s commitment to pro bono efforts consistently earns us high marks for our dedication to assisting economically disadvantaged individuals. We are proud that more than 50% of our attorneys routinely spend 20 hours or more on pro bono endeavors each year, contributing to more than 3,000 pro bono hours annually!
Porzio's devotion to pro bono matters and civic activities, helps bridge the gap between people and organizations in need and the legal system, which too often is unavailable to those without knowledge and resources. We believe that it is our obligation to share our knowledge with the community in order to address legal inequities that can be rectified with proper representation.
Recent Pro Bono Highlights:
Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project
Porzio attorneys are proficient at assisting victims of domestic violence to obtain Final Restraining Orders against their abusers. Our dedicated attorneys often meet with new clients and successfully take their cases to trial on an emergent basis, as quick and effective action can be critical in assuring the victim’s safety and well-being.
Essex-Newark Legal Services
Through cases referred by Essex-Newark Legal Services, Porzio attorneys have been successful at resolving or trying landlord-tenant cases, ensuring the return of our clients’ wrongly withheld security deposits.
Our attorneys offer legal advice and support to Homeless Solutions, a local non-profit organization that offers shelter, services and supportive housing to homeless and low-income people. Porzio attorneys and staff also volunteer their time and culinary skills by preparing and handing out meals to residents.
Porzio attorneys are skilled in the formation of non-profit corporations and in helping these clients achieve non-profit status under the Internal Revenue Code. Our attorneys continue to build relationships with these deserving entities and remain committed to these causes following formation, through corporate, tax, employment and litigation counseling.
In connection with the Morris County Bar Association, our attorneys serve as mediators for Special Civil and Small Claims disputes filed in Morris County, which often involve unrepresented litigants. Through our facilitation, parties are given a realistic perspective of the strength and weakness of their positions, which often leads to a satisfactory resolution of the dispute, saving the parties the time and expense associated with trial.