Improving the Places We Live and Work
Our clients expect their lawyers, trustees and advisors to be leaders professionally. That’s expected.
Our people strive to be leaders in their charitable lives as well - just as our clients are.
We believe our clients recognize and appreciate the level and quality of our professionals’ volunteer and pro bono involvement in many of New England’s charities, causes and institutions. Community involvement is a core value at Hemenway & Barnes, central to what we do and who we serve.
Accordingly, our people serve on various boards of directors, often as officers. We contribute our time, energy and professional abilities to a wide variety of civic, philanthropic, educational and other nonprofits throughout our home community and beyond.
Hemenway & Barnes encourages its attorneys and other professionals to seek and accept pro bono assignments. It’s regarded as a professional and ethical obligation.
One thing that sets us apart is that our pro bono clients become clients of the firm. In other words, we use the same integrated, 360-degree perspective with our pro bono clients as we do with any other. And, consistent with other Hemenway & Barnes values, we intend for our pro bono clients to become clients for life.
A Core Value that Benefits our Clients
We’re involved in our communities, simply put, because it’s the right thing to do. Hemenway & Barnes has thrived over the past 150 years as a corporate citizen, and our charitable work is a way to express our gratitude.
Our community involvement also serves our clients. Our own charitable work makes us more aware of and sympathetic to philanthropic issues and their impact. In our judgment, our experience as volunteers makes us better able to serve our nonprofit clients as well as our individual and family clients who are actively philanthropic.
Best Buddies - Team Wayland
Boston Museum of Science
Boston Partners in Education, Inc.
The Brookline Foundation
The Campbell and Hall Charity Fund
Children's Hospital Corporation
The Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theater
Creative Education, Inc., Odyssey Day School
Town of Danvers Zoning Board of Appeals
Dean Foundation for Little Children
Epiphany School in Dorchester
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
The Eugene Kinasewich Fund
Greater Boston Legal Services
The Greenlight Fund
Harvard Conservation Trust
Town of Hingham's Advisory Committee
Hingham's Historical Commission and Community Preservation Committee
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Jewish Vocational Services
Lexington Building Advisory Committee
The Marblehead Community Charter Public School
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The New England Conservatory
Newton Community Service Center, Inc.
Newton Country Day School
Noble and Greenough School Annual Fund Leadership Committee
The North Bennet Street School
Old Sturbridge Village
Parental Choice in Education
Parents Alliance for Catholic Education
Peer Health Exchange
Sailors Snug Harbor
San Juan del Sur Nicaragua Sister City Project
Sharon Education Foundation
Shelter Legal Services
South End Community Health Center
South Shore Conservatory
St. Bonaventure University
St. John's Prepatory School
Suffolk University Law School
The Support Center of Massachusetts
Swampscott Historical Commission
Team Psycho Ltd.
Town of Wakefield Conservation Commission
Travis Roy Foundation
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Westwood Educational Foundation
Westwood Land Trust
The William Townsend Porter Foundation
The Winsor School
Women's Bar Foundation Family Law Project for Battered Women
Xaverian Brothers High School