Law365 (2007 - 2011)

The lawyers on this year’s Pro Bono Hot List have taken on some of the biggest issues of our time, including President Donald Trump’s travel ban and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), representing both institutions and individuals. They challenged the money bail system covering the nation’s third-largest jail in Harris County, Texas, and the bond system for noncitizen detainees in Los Angeles. They secured a win in a major case involving Pennsylvania gerrymandering. And when it came to the U.S. Supreme Court, they dominated, with a partner at one firm arguing three pro bono cases in four weeks. The outcome? He won them all—unanimously. These are their stories. — Lisa Helem, Editor-in-Chief