MG+M’s pro bono involvement is rooted in the belief that our team has the ability to help provide equal access to the justice system for all. By providing experience for attorneys and also contributing an important public service to the community, pro bono work is viewed as a mutually beneficial undertaking. Recently, MG+M attorneys have been involved in pro bono cases for cases managed by the Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Association of Pro Bono Counsel.
Manion Gaynor & Manning is proud of its commitment to regional and national institutions and non-profit organizations.
MG+M attorneys have served as lecturers and contributors to various bar associations’ continuing legal education programs and have served on the board of directors for various educational and charitable institutions.
Our team has been recently active in the following charitable initiatives:
The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) represents the interests of Asian American legal professionals of all levels in New York. In doing so, the AABANY hopes to improve the fair administration of justice by ensuring the participation of Asian-Americans in the legal profession. MG+M regularly sponsors AABANY events and conferences in keeping with the firm’s goal of promoting diversity within the legal profession.
The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation’s mission is to certify that children nationwide have dependable access to enough nutritious food necessary to lead a well-rounded life. The foundation also leads the fight against childhood hunger in 44 countries. MG+M has been a long time sponsor of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation annual Stop Hunger Dinner and has donated tens of thousands of dollars to assist in the organization’s mission of fighting hunger worldwide.
Habitat for Humanity works to improve the place that people in our community, and worldwide, call home. By advocating for affordable housing, the organization assists Habitat homeowners to gain the stability and independence to build a better life for themselves and for their families. MG+M employees from New Orleans to San Francisco have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to assist in the betterment of the local communities in which MG+M resides.
The Women’s Bar Association allows women in the legal profession to build a personal and professional network while advocating for the equal participation of women in the industry. The WBA aims to build a strong community of women lawyers who make a difference in the profession and in society at large.
The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law & Justice promotes equal rights and opportunities for state residents by creating systematic solutions to social justice issues. MG+M has been a regular sponsor of the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice’s annual Good Apple Reception, and MG+M attorney Jennifer Sunderland serves on the center’s board.
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) strives to ensure that children are able to grow in a safe environment, free from abuse and neglect. DCF provides adoption programs, foster care, adolescent services and family support to those in the Greater Boston area. To contribute to DCF, MG+M participates in the Holiday Gift Drive and provides children with all of the items on their holiday wish lists.
Brookview House, Inc. aids homeless and at risk families, particularly women and children, by providing safe housing, community partnerships, and programs to learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness. Each September, MG+M provides the children of the Brookview House with new supplies and clothes for the school year, in participation of the annual Fill-a-Backpack Drive.