GSB is committed to serving and supporting the communities in which we live and work through a wide range of pro bono and community-focused activities. Since 1990, GSB has donated nearly $50 million in services to pro bono and community causes. Leveraging our platform as a national, full-service firm, we focus the collaborative efforts of our attorneys and staff to better serve our communities.
For nearly four decades, GSB has instituted a public service program that rewards its lawyers with billing credit for pro bono legal and community service, and provides staff members with 37.5 hours of paid community service annually.
Further reflecting the firm’s commitment to community service, GSB presents the Dallaire Public Service Award, which annually recognizes the staff member, attorney or alumnae who best embodies this aspect of firm’s spirit through humanitarian service or volunteer deeds. The award was established in 2003 and named after GSB former managing director Greg Dallaire who believed that a commitment to public service would always be an important part of GSB’s character.
A number of GSB attorneys and staff are active participants in community service projects and organizations, such as the Endowment for Equal Justice; Washington Appleseed; the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law; the Center for Children & Young Justice; PHAME of Portland; Native Public Media; Oregon Innocence Project and Global Minimum.