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Citizenship

Making more of our hours

Making more of our hours

Everyone deserves access to justice. We provide free legal services to people who need it most.

We work together to bring about change, from helping the Liberian government rebuild the nation’s healthcare system after years of civil war to advising social entrepreneurs who are tackling society’s biggest problems. We donate our legal skills to help the wrongfully convicted, those fleeing persecution and violence, disenfranchised voters, the homeless and hungry, victims of human trafficking, and other underserved populations.

Making more of our hours

Our latest work

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Pro Bono

A Victory for African American Secret Service Agents

A team in our Washington, D.C. office recently secured a victory for African American Secret Service agents in a long-running lawsuit against the Secret Service. In a unanimous ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...

Pro Bono

Acting as a Friend of the Court Marriage Equality

With its June 26 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court struck down laws prohibiting same-sex marriage in a landmark victory for civil rights. And in the majority opinion, the court cited a 23-page section of one of Hogan Lovells' two...

Pro Bono

Advising Charity Helping Children Across Asia

A team in Singapore advises Blessings in a Bag (Blessings), a nonprofit social change organization based in Singapore that provides meaningful resources to abused and medically ill children across Asia. Over the past year, our team has provided a...

Pro Bono

Bite the Ballot

Bite the Ballot (BtB) is a community interest company and charity that aims to get more young people registered to vote and voting. Our London office has been supporting BtB in three ways: through pro bono public policy advice to drive key...

Pro Bono

Booklet Advises Girls Who Wish to Play Sport on Their Rights

In consultation with a number of human rights NGOs, a team in our London office worked on a booklet titled "Your Right to Play Sport," advising girls and young women on the rights and protections available under the South African constitution for...

Booklet Advises Girls Who Wish to Play Sport on Their Rights

Pro Bono

Bringing Complementary Organizations Together

Collaboration between and among organizations often allows them to offer additional critical services to a greater number of clients. The recent association between Mautner Project and Whitman-Walker Health is an example of such collaboration,...

Pro Bono

Landmark Victory for Whistleblowers

We depend on federal employees to warn us of government practices and bureaucratic errors that endanger public health or safety. We secured a rare win for government whistleblowers in the U.S. Supreme Court in early 2015, representing former federal ...

Pro Bono

Litigators Secure Significant Ruling in Coroners Inquest

In May 2014, a London pro bono litigation team completed a complex Coroner's inquest hearing into the deaths of two British soldiers, Private Rob Wood and Private Dean Hutchinson, who were killed in a fire when on duty in Afghanistan in 2011. Our...

Pro Bono

Pro Bono Work with Liberty Asia

Liberty Asia is a Hong Kong charity working to provide a more effective, coordinated response to slavery, in particular by involving the corporate sector in NGO-sector work to facilitate this response. Liberty Asia's goal is to provide new solutions ...

Pro Bono

Protection from Gun Violence

In collaboration with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence (Brady Center), we have filed amicus curiae and other briefs in support of reasonable gun restrictions facing Second Amendment challenges in state and federal courts.

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Providing Advice on Shark Hunting

Our Dubai office provided pro bono advice to Global Ocean, a London-based environmental charity that focuses on marine conservation. Part of Global Ocean's work involves raising awareness of the environmental impact of the international trade in...

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Providing Safe Energy Sources to Developing Nations

Safe and reliable sources of energy aid most basic daily functions. Electric light, mobile phone charging, fans, radios, television, and Internet access are all amenities afforded by energy. E+Co, a pioneer in impact investing, is helping to make...

Pro Bono

Providing Support to Our Veterans

Studies have shown that physical activity can be beneficial in dealing with common mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, which often affect combat veterans. Since May 2011, our lawyers from multiple U.S. offices have advised...

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Support for the Teddy Bear Clinic

The Teddy Bear Clinic is a nonprofit organization that provides medical and therapeutic services to children who have been raped or sexually abused in South Africa. We adopted the clinic as our chosen charity when it was formed more than 13 years...

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Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Equality

Building on our longstanding commitment to diversity and the advancement of civil rights for all people, lawyers from our Washington, D.C. office represented multiple amici in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court marriage equality cases: United States v. ...

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UN Commission of Inquiry on North Korea

At the beginning of 2014, we were asked by the South Korean Ambassador for Human Rights to review and prepare a legal opinion for Human Liberty on the United Nations Commission of Enquiry Report on Human Rights in North Korea (the UNCOI Report). The ...

Pro Bono

Vietnam Lawyers Provide Pro Bono Assistance to Lendwithcare

Lawyers in our Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh offices recently advised Lendwithcare, our global Touch charity partner, on its partnership with the Microfinance and Community Development Institute (MACDI). MACDI is a Vietnamese microfinance institution that...

Vietnam Lawyers Provide Pro Bono Assistance to Lendwithcare

Pro Bono

Washington DC Team Advocates for Homeless Families

The confluence of the ongoing economic downturn and uncommonly cold and snowy weather made last winter particularly difficult for homeless families in the nation's capital. Accordingly, members of our Washington, D.C. office decided to focus...

Social Enterprise

Supporting Social Entrepreneurs Since 2005

Our social enterprise and social finance practice is a significant and very successful part of our engagement with our communities. We strongly believe that social enterprises play a crucial role in tackling and addressing social and community...

Supporting Social Entrepreneurs Since 2005

Social Enterprise

Inspiring the Next Generation of Women Social Leaders

For the second year running, our Beijing office co-sponsored the Foundation for Youth Social Entrepreneurship's Women in Social Enterprise Conference (WISE), which was held on 29 March 2014 in Beijing. The aim of the conference was to inspire,...

Inspiring the Next Generation of Women Social Leaders

Social Enterprise

Blind Women Lend a Hand in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

A team from our German offices provided social enterprise Discovering Hands® with comprehensive legal advice to help them to grow their business. Discovering Hands® trains blind women to become Medical Tactile Examiners (MTEs), as their...

Social Enterprise

Multi-Office Team Assists Farm Africa

A multi-office team provided legal assistance to Farm Africa to help with a series of formidable challenges. Farm Africa works directly with African farmers to help ensure lasting rural prosperity.

Multi-Office Team Assists Farm Africa

Empowering Girls and Women Initiative

Booklet Advises Girls Who Wish to Play Sport on Their Rights

In consultation with a number of human rights NGOs, a team in our London office worked on a booklet titled "Your Right to Play Sport," advising girls and young women on the rights and protections available under the South African constitution for...

Booklet Advises Girls Who Wish to Play Sport on Their Rights

Empowering Girls and Women Initiative

Pro Bono Work with Liberty Asia

Liberty Asia is a Hong Kong charity working to provide a more effective, coordinated response to slavery, in particular by involving the corporate sector in NGO-sector work to facilitate this response. Liberty Asia's goal is to provide new solutions ...

Pro Bono Work with Liberty Asia

Empowering Girls and Women Initiative

Supporting Sarah's Hope

In 2014 our Baltimore office selected Sarah's Hope, a 24-hour emergency shelter in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore City, as our local Touch charity and has since devised a series of activities and fundraisers to support the...

Empowering Girls and Women Initiative

The Power of Generosity – Panel Discussion at Hogan Lovells

"How can women help each other reach the top?" This topical question was the subject of the discussion held in our Frankfurt office on 3 November as part of the "Women of Achievement" series, hosted by Angela Hornberg, founder of Advance Human...

The Power of Generosity – Panel Discussion at Hogan Lovells

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2016

Pro Bono | Hogan Lovells Named to 2016 Pro Bono Hot List

2015

Pro Bono | Hogan Lovells Named Law360 Pro Bono Firm of the Year

2015

Pro Bono | Hogan Lovells Honored by Immigration Equality for Pro Bono Work

2015

Pro Bono | Hogan Lovells Wins Hong Kong Law Society Pro Bono Silver Award

2014

Hogan Lovells Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award for Citizenship from The American Lawyer

2014

Hogan Lovells Receives Two Outstanding Achievement Awards for Pro Bono Work

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