Skip Navigation

Pro Bono & Community Service

Pro Bono

If you ask lawyers why they went to law school, most of them will reply that they wanted to help people or wanted to make the world a better place for future generations. Many lawyers act on those early motivations by doing pro bono work helping individuals, families, organizations, nonprofits and other community organizations achieve their goals.

Our lawyers, along with many of our paralegals, interns and staff, help to ensure that individual freedoms and rights are protected, that people who are unfamiliar with the court system have assistance navigating this foreign world and, most importantly, that voices are heard where they otherwise would not be.

Each year, our firm contributes thousands of hours in pro bono services to individuals in need and nonprofit organizations throughout the community. The stories and the results of these efforts are frequently shared with friends and colleagues, and they serve to highlight the oftentimes unjust situations that our fellow citizens face in our community and our world. In turn, the stories themselves become a powerful tool for change by inspiring and encouraging the listeners to step forward and volunteer in some way, big or small, furthering the effort to make the world a better place one act at a time. We hope you enjoy our stories.

Fredrikson & Byron’s 2020 Pro Bono Report:


Legal Assistance for Small Businesses Impacted by the Riots
Community Service
Recent Cases


Pro Bono & Community Service Report
Pro Bono Policy (PDF File)

To contact FredriksonĀ & Byron regarding Pro Bono work, please contact:

Pamela Wandzel
Director of Pro-Bono & Community Service
FredriksonĀ & Byron, P.A.
200 South Sixth Street
Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55402