Serving those who serve our country
1.4 million US Veterans live below the federal poverty line. We are committed to providing legal and community engagement services to veterans and active duty military personnel across the United States.
How we help:
- Our veterans support has grown from 2008 when we volunteered at our first Stand Down event in San Diego, to today as we help veterans gain access to disability benefits, records expungement, legal business advice and clinics that enable them to resolve outstanding legal issues.
- We run legal clinics at Veteran’s Hospitals across the US.
- Through the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for Veterans, we represent disabled veteran entrepreneurs in helping them establish and run their businesses.
- We volunteer in homeless court, which serves homeless veterans.
DLA Piper is committed to making our criminal justice system more fair and just for everyone, including the more than 65 million Americans who have a criminal record.
How we help:
- We have a longstanding commitment to juvenile justice. Our lawyers represent children in juvenile court, serve on the boards of leading national juvenile justice organizations, and have served as amicus counsel in appellate court matters, including to the Supreme Court of the United States.
- We help individuals seal or expunge their criminal records so that they can move forward with their lives.
- We have been involved in efforts to end juvenile life without parole, both through advocacy and direct representation.
Feeding the hungry in our global neighborhood
One in eight people worldwide do not get enough food to eat. Since 1988, fighting hunger and supporting food banks has been a focus of our pro bono legal work. Our commitment to fight hunger spans the creation of the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), legal representation of Feeding America and numerous local food banks where we have offices, our annual food drive and charitable contributions and our on-site food sorting volunteer nights.