Our Firm

Pro Bono

The opportunity to translate legal skills into meaningful results for individuals in need is significant and viewed as both a responsibility and a privilege among Beck Redden’s lawyers.

Beck Redden represents a diverse set of pro bono clientele with a wide array of legal needs and is committed to both maintaining and expanding its pro bono practice to best serve those needs. Beck Redden also recognizes the tremendous experience a robust pro bono practice presents for its lawyers:

Beck Redden’s philosophy as it relates to pro bono work is that it is a win-win for our lawyers. To have the opportunity to serve the community and gain valuable experience managing cases the whole way through is incredibly rewarding.

Geoff Gannaway, Partner and Professional Development Chair

While the commitment to pro bono work is an institutional pillar of the Firm, the freedom to act on it is individual. We believe encouraging our lawyers to connect with the work they do further amplifies the Firm’s impact in the community.

Beck Redden’s pro bono work includes:
  • Civil legal services to low income or underserved persons or groups
  • Section 1983 civil rights litigation
  • Claims under U.S. immigration law
  • Family law issues
  • Appellate advocacy and impact litigation, including filing petitions for writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court
  • Pro bono legal services through local programs including the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, the Tahirih Justice Center, and the National Veterans Legal Service Program

The heart behind Beck Redden’s extensive pro bono work stems from our general spirit of volunteerism and commitment to helping our community. In addition to legal work, our lawyers serve in meaningful leadership roles for deserving nonprofit organizations, local bar associations, academic organizations, school boards, and other important local and national institutions, including:

  • Alzheimer’s Association Southwest Region
  • American Cancer Society
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Aperio Music for the Americas
  • Art League of Houston
  • Bo’s Place
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Breakthrough Houston
  • Camp Aranzazu
  • Child Advocates
  • Children at Risk
  • Cho-Yeh Camp & Conference Center
  • GiGi’s Playhouse Houston
  • Greater Houston
  • Gulf Coast Baseball Association
  • H.E.A.R.T.
  • Harris County Constable, Precinct One Reserve
  • Houston Achievement Place
  • Houston Area Parkinson Society
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Houston Urban Debate League
  • Houston Zoo
  • Inwood North Community Outreach Program
  • Kids’ Meals, Inc.
  • Literacy Advance of Houston
  • March of Dimes
  • St. John’s School
  • Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Texas Lyceum
  • The HAY Center Foundation
  • The Kinkaid School
  • The Parish School
  • Theatre Under the Stars
  • United Way
  • Urban Outreach

Whether arguing before the Supreme Court or assisting a neighbor in need, we take our role as advocates seriously. Our pro bono clients and communities deserve excellent representation and support. When the need arises, the Beck Redden team is prepared and ready to make a difference.

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Jacqueline M. Furlow 713.951.6276
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