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Pro Bono

Pro Bono and our Communities

At Kutak Rock, pro bono work isn’t about statistics or meeting arbitrary requirements. Rather, it’s part of our DNA. Our founder, Robert J. Kutak, was a tireless proponent of the obligation of law firms to commit meaningful resources to pro bono activities. During his lifetime, Bob represented a significant number of nonprofit pro bono clients associated with promoting the arts. In doing so, he provided us with a legacy and example of the importance of pro bono legal services.

Community Involvement

Today, we honor Bob's contributions in several ways. The Robert J. Kutak Foundation awards annual Kutak Dodds prizes with the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association to honor legal aid attorneys, public defenders, and public interest advocates.

Our attorneys devote countless hours to helping:

  • Legal clinics 
  • Veterans groups
  • Nonprofits
  • Children’s organizations
  • Neighborhood revitalization programs

The Pro Bono and Community Service Committee encourages you to read about the services provided by several of our attorneys.

Arce, Dwyer

Dwyer Arce's Story

"I think it’s important to go out and actually do something about the things in the world that could be better."

Van Horne, Amy L.

Amy Van Horne's Story

"It’s important for somebody from Kutak Rock to be involved because we need to shepherd Bob and Harold’s legacy into the future."

Mike Brown

Michael Brown's Story

"It’s personal satisfaction. It’s rewarding. You have clients who are in need and literally have no place to go."

Snyder, Thomas W.

Tom Snyder's Story

 "It was something I felt personally compelled to do. It was time to start using my skills to help other people."

London Burns' Story

"The people you help are so thankful and it’s really rewarding to help with something so essential as taking care of a child."

Tran, Neo T.

Neo Tran's Story

"As an immigrant myself, it’s very rewarding to do immigration pro bono work. You have an opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives."