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Building Community

One of the hallmarks of the Arnold & Porter community is compassion for community projects. These examples illustrate some of our activities firmwide:

  • Community Service Day. Arnold & Porter employees are eligible for one, fully-paid, day off per calendar year to participate in a Day of Service. The intent is to support the Firm’s commitment to public service, with a particular focus on social justice. The Firm will advertise a list of pre-approved organizations form which colleagues may choose to participate in a service activity of their choice. In the alternative, participants may volunteer with an approved organization of their personal choosing.
  • Fundraisers. We are a sponsor of "The Give a Little Campaign," a grassroots, independent charity drive created by law firm associates nationwide to aid humanitarian efforts across the globe. The campaign was born out of the desire of law firm associates to benefit charitable organizations and asks associates to donate a portion of their earnings to one of the selected charities involved in national and international humanitarian relief.
  • Holiday Drives. Employees in each of our offices participate in events to help make the winter holidays better for local families and individuals in need. For example, in Washington, DC, attorneys and employees annually contribute over 500 gifts for children at a local homeless shelter. Scores of colleagues donate clothing to Gifts for the Homeless (GFTH) to help cloth the homeless during winter. At Thanksgiving, employees purchase and deliver perishables and canned goods to provide dinner for a local shelter.
  • Military Support. Our employees collect supplies to send care packages to military personnel serving overseas.
  • Walks/Runs for Charity. Firm attorneys and employees participate in numerous walks/runs including Public Counsel's "Run for Justice" at the Los Angeles Marathon, the New York Corporate Challenge, AIDS Walk, Walk for the Homeless, and various breast cancer awareness walks. These activities support the provision of legal and social services to abused children, victims of domestic violence, the homeless, veterans, and victims of AIDS, among others.