Clark Hill encourages its attorneys to engage in public service via pro bono work. The firm has actively participated in the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association's Legal Services Clinic since the Clinic first opened in the late 1990's. The firm’s attorneys have taken on several new pro bono matters each year from the Clinic and have handled a wide range of matters through this program, including landlord-tenant, consumer protection, home repairs, insurance coverage, wills and trusts, and real estate.
The Firm also accepts pro bono matters referred to it by other sources, including Focus Hope, Community Legal Resources, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. In addition, several firm attorneys are active participants in the American Bar Association’s Death Penalty Representation Project.
Under the direction of the firm's pro bono coordinator, the dedicated and committed attorneys of Clark Hill provide an average of more than 30 hours of law-related charitable activities, per attorney, each year.
In addition to pro bono legal services, Clark Hill has a strong legacy of civic and professional leadership at the local, regional and national level. Understanding that leadership not only makes a positive contribution to the community, but also helps our attorneys gain perspective, hone their skills and build connections that are valuable to our clients, we encourage and support all types of leadership endeavors.
Clark Hill attorneys serve on many of the most influential nonprofit boards in Southeastern Michigan, including the American Red Cross, YMCA, Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, Detroit Historical Society, Hudson-Webber Foundation, and Accounting Aid Society.
As a firm, Clark Hill regularly commits financial support to organizations making a difference in our communities, including the H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program, Detroit 300 and the Small Business Association of Michigan.
Many of our attorneys have been elected to positions of service within local, state and national bar associations, including three past presidents of the State Bar of Michigan and the current President-elect of the National Bar Association. In addition, numerous attorneys are active in business, industry and civic associations such as the Michigan Manufacturers Association, the Original Equipment Supplier Association, the Construction Association of Michigan and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation.