Cara's pro bono work focuses on various outreaches that include obtaining uncontested divorces for battered women, obtaining legal name changes for transgender individuals in conjunction with Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, volunteering at the New York Family Court Legal Services Project, and representing a charter school as part of the firm’s Signature Pro Bono Project. Most recently, she helped a Tibetan refugee obtain asylum, and represented the NAACP in a housing-discrimination lawsuit originally brought against the town of Huntington, New York, more than a decade ago. The case alleged that the town of Huntington discriminated against families with children and racial minorities and violated the Fair Housing Act by limiting an affordable housing development to one-bedroom units. On the eve of trial, DLA Piper achieved a settlement in favor of the NAACP.