PHILADELPHIA, October 13, 2021 — Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the winner of Philadelphia VIP’s Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award. The William J. Brennan, Jr. award honors attorneys and law firms who provide an exemplary commitment to the provision of pro bono legal services. Cozen O’Connor was selected from three finalists in the Large Firms category at last night’s VIP’s Annual Awards Night.
Philadelphia VIP was founded in 1981 as the pro bono arm of the Philadelphia Bar Association to address the urgent, unmet need for civil legal services. VIP’s essential work is to recruit, train, and support the hundreds of volunteer attorneys who represent low-income individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits without charge.
Cozen O’Connor is committed to helping ensure that universal access to legal services is a reality. Since the firm was founded in 1970, more than tens of thousands of attorney hours have been dedicated to pro bono representation of indigent individuals and charitable institutions. Cozen O’Connor has attorneys working in jurisdictions across the nation on matters related to immigration, child custody, LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, civil rights, veteran’s rights, housing, the arts, education, religious freedom, and more.
Additionally, Cozen O’Connor is a signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge of the Pro Bono Institute, and strives to provide 3 percent of billable hours to pro bono clients every year.