Volunteer Opportunities: Pro Bono Legal Assistance

The Opportunity Agenda strives to bring our unique communications, research, and advocacy strategy to multiple issues. As part of The Opportunity Agenda’s goal to marshal the public will to demand equal access to the American Dream, we provide our local partners with legal and policy support that connects our research and communications efforts to specific policy solutions. Our work focuses on identifying the policies and practices that will address the diverse needs of the community, that embody the values of opportunity that we seek to promote in all public policies and that will, in turn, fuel further demand for expanding opportunity in other sectors. Our aim is to provide information and analysis regarding effective solutions to community leaders, advocates, and institutions seeking to implement promising practices.

We are also researching ways of integrating human rights standards into U.S. law. In collaboration with experts in the field and pro bono law firm partners, we will pursue other potential policy levers designed to build public dialogue and political will to address human rights as a cornerstone of opportunity.

We are grateful to our current and past law firm partners including: Schulte Roth & Zabel; Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP; DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary; Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP. Our legal work is chaired by Bill Lann Lee, former Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the Clinton administration and shareholder at Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C. in Oakland, California, and by Juhu Thukral, Director of Law and Advocacy at The Opportunity Agenda.

If you are interested in learning more about pro bono opportunities for research on opportunity, human rights, and the law, please e-mail your resume to Eva-Marie Malone, Senior Coordinator for Capacity Building, at emmalone@opportunityagenda.org.