Pro Bono Accolades




  • Disability Rights California honored Cooley with its Pro Bono Achievement Award
  • Legal Services for Children honored Cooley with its Pro Bono Leadership Award
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts recognized Hilary Libka with the Robert B. Fraser Award for Pro Bono Excellence


  • The State Bar of California honored Cooley with its President’s Pro Bono Service Award for its work on a historic settlement on behalf of immigrants who had been subjected to coercive policies and practices by immigration authorities and enforcement officers at the border
  • The National ABA Section of Litigation honored Cooley with its John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to ensuring equal access to the legal system
  • The Human Rights Campaign selected Cooley for the National Ally of Justice Award
  • The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless honored Cooley with its Outstanding Law Firm award
  • Project Homeless Connect honored Peter Burns with its Connector Award for his “outstanding volunteerism”


  • The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) presented Maureen Alger with its Arthur von Briesen Award for her outstanding service in advancing the cause of equal access to justice
  • Alyssa Saunders was named Washington, DC Area Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the Tahirih Justice Center for her representation of an asylum client


  • Centro Legal de la Raza selected Cooley as the recipient of its Pro Bono Champion award 
  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego honored Cooley as Law Firm of the Year 


  • The Recorder selected Cooley's Pro Bono practice as one of the ten leading Northern California pro bono practices 
  • ABA Immigration Justice Project presented Cooley with its Law Firm of the Year award 
  • Disability Rights California honored Cooley with its Pro Bono Achievement Award 
  • Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition named Cooley Law Firm Partner of the Year for its commitment to advocacy on behalf of detained immigrants with mental illness