Diversity & Inclusion

Promoting Diversity in the Global Community

Pro Bono Work

As members of a global law firm, lawyers at Shearman & Sterling undertake pro bono matters that connect them to communities around the world. Serving the needs of individuals and groups with limited access to legal services gives our lawyers a more complete picture of the world, beyond the realm of corporate law, and encourages a diversity of viewpoints and experiences.

The range of our pro bono activities includes:

  • In partnership with the advocacy group inMotion, Inc., Shearman & Sterling lawyers conduct workshops that guide women in domestic violence cases through divorce proceedings. We also represent several of these women in those proceedings.
  • Shearman & Sterling lawyers represent individuals seeking political asylum in the United States. Petitioners come from a variety of countries, including Albania, Congo, Guatemala, Guinea, Pakistan and Rwanda.
  • Since 2000, Shearman & Sterling lawyers have provided legal assistance to the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), dedicating approximately 50,000 hours to the cause. Over 100 Shearman & Sterling attorneys have participated in this program.
  • In partnership with the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, Shearman & Sterling is a partner in its national "Name Change Project."
  • In partnership with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Shearman & Sterling is a partner in its national nonpartisan "Election Protection Project."
  • In partnership with LatinoJustice, Shearman & Sterling lawyers have provided pro bono assistance in connection with immigration and discrimination matters.

For more information on Shearman & Sterling's pro bono involvement, please see the Pro Bono section of this website.


Key Contact(s)

Jessica Maroney Shillito
Director, Global Diversity
& Inclusion
+1 212 848 7420
jessica.shillito shearman.com

Evelyn Molina
Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
+1 212 848 5021
evelyn.molina shearman.com

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