Matthews & Jones, LLP believes pro bono legal service is an essential element of every attorney’s professional responsibility. Because the legal problems of the poor often involve areas of basic need, their inability to obtain legal services can have dire consequences. The firm believes attorneys possess unique skills and abilities to serve the disadvantaged, promote the public interest and improve the access to justice. The firm’s support of public interest legal service is based on the obligation of lawyers to contribute to the welfare of the community, represent unpopular causes and those without a voice when necessary to promote justice, and protect the rights of the disadvantaged and disenfranchised. This is a firm-wide commitment.
Matthews & Jones, LLP is committed to providing pro bono legal services without expectation of a fee to persons of limited means; charitable, religious, civic, community, governmental and educational organizations in matters which are designed primarily to address the needs of persons of limited means; to individuals, groups, or organizations seeking to secure or protect civil rights, civil liberties, or public rights; and to charitable, religious, civic, community, governmental, or educational organizations in matters in furtherance of their organizational purposes, where the payment of standard legal fees would significantly deplete the individual’s or organization’s economic resources or would be otherwise inappropriate.
If you are in need of services and do not have the ability to pay, please contact Legal Services of North Florida for assistance and referral.
The firm’s Pro Bono Program is administered by a permanent standing committee consisting of Eric Dibert, Kimberly Cheatham, Drew McDowell and John Hawkins.