The Public Service Project at Stroock (PSP) is the cornerstone of the firm's longtime commitment to the public interest. Created in March 2001 after a century of firm service to pro bono matters, organizations and advocacy, the Public Service Project provides a broad array of legal assistance, concentrating on underserved and under-resourced communities in New York City.
Stroock's innovative approach seeks to build and refine our pro bono practice in much the same way we do our commercial practice areas. The Public Service Project, for example, is constantly fine-tuning core areas of concentration. These include Community Development; Disability Rights; Schools & Education; Women, Family & Children; Environmental Sustainability and Access to Justice. Each of these "hubs" has multiple spokes. We also encourage our attorneys to explore their own paths to public service.
Since its founding, a principal goal of the PSP has been to engage attorneys from our transactional departments in increasingly sophisticated pro bono matters. Our transactional matters typically pair pioneering clients with diverse teams of Stroock attorneys who have a broad and complementary range of experience. Our goal in these representations is to provide comprehensive service, drawing on our expertise in tax, intellectual property, employment, real estate, financial restructuring, finance and general corporate law.
Our litigators, meanwhile, continue our tradition, born in the 1890's with the firm's founding, of giving a voice to the voiceless and fair opportunity to the disenfranchised. In doing so, in and out of the courtroom, we hone invaluable skills and renew our faith in the law as an engine for equity and social good.
Since its founding, the Public Service Project has been repeatedly recognized as an innovative and respectful leader in the delivery of pro bono legal services to those in need.