Community

Building hope for the future

Overview

Connected to the Community 

Service to our communities is a core FaegreBD value, reflected in our robust pro bono and community service programs. We use a unified, award-winning approach to sharply focus our professional and philanthropic resources to promote access to justice and support our communities. 

Pro bono service is fundamental to who we are as lawyers. At FaegreBD, we provide pro bono service to increase fair and impartial justice and promote the rule of law for all people, especially those who are unable to afford the legal services they need. In doing so, we provide value to our clients, our communities and our world. Our pro bono practice includes: direct service to low-income clients to meet basic needs for shelter, economic opportunity, family stability and access to justice; transactional services for community nonprofit organizations and emerging entrepreneurs; projects to promote international human rights and the rule of law; and impact litigation to address larger issues of public policy and constitutional law. 

We provide a wide range of firm-sponsored community service opportunities for all firm personnel to support their local communities. Our activities leverage the time and talent of our employees to address community needs, emphasizing the following as primary areas of focus: children and families, education, job-readiness, housing and homelessness, veterans affairs, and hunger. 

FaegreBD's community efforts are overseen by our Pro Bono and Community Service Advisory group and full-time, professional staff. 

News & Insights

News

Press Release November 2018

Carl Pebworth Presented Pro Bono Award

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Press Release May 2018

FaegreBD Recognized as ‘Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year' by Volunteer Lawyers Network

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Press Release May 2018

FaegreBD Honored by Colorado Supreme Court for 2017 Pro Bono Work

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Press Release March 2018

Michael Cockson Named an HCBA ‘Excellence Award' Honoree

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Press Release March 2018

Trip DeMuth Named a ‘Top Litigator' by Law Week Colorado

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Press Release January 2018

FaegreBD Pro Bono Lawyers Michael Cockson, Adam Nodler and Isaac Hall Named 2017 ‘Attorneys of the Year' by Minnesota Lawyer

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Press Release December 2017

Jessica Van Dalen Receives Pro Bono Publico Award from Indiana Bar Foundation

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Press Release June 2017

Pro Bono Trial Team Secures Record Rent Abatement for Tenants from Major Minneapolis Landlord

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Press Release May 2017

Kelly Tautges Joins FaegreBD Pro Bono Team

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Press Release May 2017

FaegreBD Consulting Client IRAP Secures 2,500 Visas for Afghan Allies

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Press Release May 2017

Brian Paul Receives Seventh Circuit Bar Association Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service

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Press Release February 2017

FaegreBD Celebrates $25M Grant for Center for New Americans

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Press Release November 2016

FaegreBD's United Way Campaign Raises More Than $500,000

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Press Release September 2016

Pro Bono Litigation Team Obtains Ruling Against Fraudulent Minneapolis Landlord

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Press Release July 2016

American Lawyer Names Faegre Baker Daniels Among Top Firms for Pro Bono Work

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Press Release June 2016

National Immigrant Justice Center Honors Josh Abel with Rising Star Award for Human Rights Work

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Press Release June 2016

Rhyddid Watkins Receives Diversity Award for Pro Bono Work for Minnesota Teachers

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Press Release June 2016

Indiana Supreme Court Appoints Carl Pebworth to Newly Established Coalition for Court Access

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Press Release March 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Pro Bono Team Named Attorneys of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer

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Press Release December 2015

National Defense Authorization Act Extension Represents Pro Bono Victory for FaegreBDC Client IRAP

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Press Release June 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Favorable Decision for Pro Bono Client in Deportation Case

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Press Release December 2014

FaegreBDC, IRAP Collaborate on Pro Bono Victory Resulting in 4,000 Afghan Ally Visas

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Press Release December 2014

FaegreBD Pro Bono Lawyers Successful in Litigation to Amend Birth Certificate Gender Marker

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Press Release November 2014

Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon Honored with IndyBar Pro Bono Award

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Press Release October 2014

Three FaegreBD Attorneys Honored with Pro Bono Publico Awards

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Press Release August 2014

Bipartisan Congressional Approval Results in 1,000 Additional Afghan Ally Visas

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Press Release June 2014

Bill Callison Receives Colorado Lawyers Committee Outstanding Sustained Contribution Award

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Press Release June 2014

National Immigrant Justice Center Designates Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon a Rising Star

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Press Release June 2014

United Way of Central Indiana Recognizes FaegreBD for Community Spirit

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Press Release April 2014

FaegreBD-founded Legal Clinic Celebrates 20 Years

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Press Release March 2014

Indiana Legislation Protects Military Personnel From Property Tax Increases During Deployment

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Press Release February 2014

Amie Peele Carter Recognized by Federal Court for Pro Bono Service

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Press Release January 2014

Carl Pebworth and Monica Fennell Appointed to Indiana Supreme Court Groups

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Press Release November 2013

Faegre Baker Daniels' Support of Education Recognized in South Bend

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Press Release October 2013

Dan Prokott Named Tubman Safety Project Attorney of the Year

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Press Release October 2013

Ike Willett Honored for Developing Pro Bono Guardianship Program

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Press Release October 2013

Sarah Jenkins of FaegreBD Named Indiana's Outstanding Young Lawyer

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Press Release July 2013

Colby Anne Kingsbury Honored by Chicago Bar Foundation for Pro Bono Contributions

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Press Release June 2013

LawWorks Names Pop-up Advice Clinic Best Pro Bono Partnership

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Press Release June 2013

Minnesota State Bar Association Names 53 FaegreBD North Star Lawyers

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Press Release June 2013

Faegre Baker Daniels Receives Human Rights Award for Pro Bono Work

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Press Release May 2013

Colorado Lawyers Committee Names Faegre Baker Daniels Law Firm of the Year

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Press Release May 2013

Faegre Baker Daniels Recognised for Pro Bono Contribution at Halsbury Legal Awards

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Press Release April 2013

Colby Kingsbury Honored by DePaul for Pro Bono Work

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Press Release April 2013

Faegre Baker Daniels Announces Recipients of Inaugural Pro Bono Awards

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Press Release April 2013

FaegreBD's Pro Bono Work Recognized by Colorado Supreme Court

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Press Release March 2013

Jennifer Hull Recognized for Community Service Contributions

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Press Release February 2013

Five FaegreBD Lawyers Recognized as 2012 Minnesota Attorneys of the Year

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Press Release February 2013

Faegre Baker Daniels Partners With Indianapolis Colts to Promote Literacy

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Press Release November 2012

Ken Levinson Honored for Pro Bono Work

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Press Release July 2009

Baker & Daniels Leads Indiana Firms in National Pro Bono Report

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Press Release June 2009

Attorneys, Staff Help Launch Indiana Lawyers for Soldiers Program

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Press Release April 2009

Holocaust Survivors Receiving Help From Baker & Daniels

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Press Release December 2008

Need Prompts Baker & Daniels to Start Holiday Giving Program Early

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Press Release February 2008

Thomas Crosby and Richard Duncan Receive Benson Awards for Pro Bono Service

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Press Release November 2007

Baker & Daniels Receiving IBA Pro Bono Award

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Press Release June 2007

Faegre & Benson Honored for Leading Role in Hurricane Katrina Response Project

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Insights

Media Mentions September 2018

Kelly Tautges Discusses Lawyer Response to Immigration Crisis with Perspectives

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Media Mentions September 2018

Katheryn Wasylik Discusses Immigration Case with MPR News

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Media Mentions May 2018

Monica Fennell Discusses the Firm's Pro Bono Efforts With The Indiana Lawyer

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Media Mentions March 2018

Michael Cockson Provides Insight in Star Tribune Article About Tenants Seeking Property Repairs

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Published Articles March 2018

Doing Well by Doing Good

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Media Mentions March 2018

Heather Perkins and Candace Whitaker Co-Author Colorado Lawyer Article on Pro Bono Work

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Media Mentions February 2018

Michael Cockson Quoted in StarTribune Article on the Stephen Frenz/Spiros Zorbalas Case

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Media Mentions February 2018

John Mandler Featured in Super Lawyers Article on Pro Bono Housing Court Work

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Media Mentions February 2018

Michael Cockson, Adam Nodler and Isaac Hall Featured in Minnesota Lawyer 'Attorneys of the Year' Article

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Media Mentions February 2018

Michael Cockson Featured in StarTribune Article on FaegreBD's Pro Bono Work

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Media Mentions January 2018

Michael Cockson Featured in Star Tribune Article Regarding Rickey Misco Case

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Media Mentions December 2017

Michael Cockson Discusses Minneapolis Landlord-Tenant Cases with KMSP-TV

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Media Mentions December 2017

Michael Cockson Featured in Star Tribune Article Regarding Rickey Misco Case

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Media Mentions December 2017

Michael Cockson Provides Comment in Star Tribune Article on Stephen Frenz

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Media Mentions December 2017

Michael Cockson Provides Insight to Star Tribune on Developments in Frenz Case

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Media Mentions December 2017

FaegreBD Featured in IBJ's Giving Guide

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Media Mentions November 2017

Michael Cockson Featured in Star Tribune Article Regarding the Stephen Frenz Case

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Media Mentions October 2017

Jon Bomberger Discusses FaegreBD Involvement in Fort4Fitness with WANE-TV

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Published Articles August 2017

Latin for "Rewarding"

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Media Mentions May 2017

Bethany Gullman Discussed a Recent Pro Bono Case with MinnPost

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Media Mentions July 2016

FaegreBD Pro Bono Team Clutches Victory in Mellouli v. Lynch

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Published Articles May 2016

Virtual Clinics for Online Pro Bono Help: Hurdling Barriers to Pro Bono

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Media Mentions February 2016

Ensuring Justice for Inmates: Andy Campbell and Haroon Anwar's Federal Court Victory Awarded

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Media Mentions January 2016

Highly Publicized Pro Bono Victory Helps Put Qualified Teachers Back in Minnesota Classrooms

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Media Mentions January 2016

In Pro Bono Case, Firm Delivers Justice for Injured Federal Inmate

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Media Mentions December 2015

Monica Fennell: Indiana Pro Bono Culture Growing

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Media Mentions September 2015

Jessica Van Dalen Connects With Inventor Via New Maurer School Website

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Media Mentions July 2015

Rhyddid Watkins' Pro Bono Case at Center of Minnesota Education Debate

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Media Mentions June 2015

ACLU of Illinois Announces Milestone in Colby Kingsbury's 16-Year-Old Pro Bono Case

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Media Mentions May 2015

Pro Bono Case Aimed at Closing Minnesota's Achievement Gap Receives Media Attention

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Media Mentions January 2015

Andrew Humphrey Shares Pro Bono Insights with Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

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Media Mentions January 2015

FaegreBD Attorney Argues at U.S. Supreme Court in Pro Bono Deportation Case

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Media Mentions September 2014

Andrew Campbell and Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon Explain in Indiana Lawyer How Attorneys are Helping Children Facing Immigration Woes

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Media Mentions May 2014

Faegre Baker Daniels Featured as Law Firm of the Month by LawWorks

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Media Mentions March 2014

Law Week Colorado Features Ongoing Pro Bono Case Led by Jim Volling

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Media Mentions November 2013

Drew Soshnick Recounts Rewards of Pro Bono Service, Encourages Attorneys to Participate

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Media Mentions October 2013

Connected to Our Communities: Faegre Baker Daniels Participates in Indy Do Day

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Media Mentions September 2013

Shaun Clifford on Gender Equality in the Legal Industry

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Media Mentions August 2013

Working Mother Highlights FaegreBD's Pro Bono Work on Behalf of Women

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Media Mentions August 2013

Kathy Noecker Comments in Law360 on the Increase in Women Leadership Within the Legal Industry

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Media Mentions December 2012

Faegre Baker Daniels' Pro Bono Work for Project Homeless Connect Highlighted on WCCO

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Media Mentions May 2011

Medical-Legal Partnership Improves Health Care Experience for 400 Patients

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Media Mentions September 2010

Baker & Daniels 'Runners' Raise $3K for Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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Updates April 2007

Pro Bono Spotlight: Protecting Human Rights and the Rule of Law

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