Pro Bono

Zelle supports the efforts of our attorneys to serve the communities in which they live and work, believing that we are better lawyers for living full and balanced lives. To this end, we strongly encourage our attorneys and legal assistants to perform pro bono work, and Zelle permits pro bono hours to be counted as “billable.”

Our pro bono efforts are varied and rewarding. Examples include:

In addition to encouraging such traditional pro bono work, Zelle regularly contributes time and money to community charities, and the firm matches the qualifying philanthropic donations of attorneys and staff members. Often the employees in each Zelle office identify worthy causes that can be supported as a group, depending on collective preferences and individual community needs.