DOAR has long recognized its responsibility to public service and is committed to providing pro bono support to important causes. The pro bono cases we work on are often complex and concern the most contentious issues facing our nation today. The services we provide meaningfully impact those whom we help.
At DOAR, our trial consultants are the best in the nation, and they approach each pro bono engagement with the same dedication to excellence that presides over everything we do.
DOAR has provided pro bono litigation consulting and trial services in support of clients and organizations serving causes involving gun safety, affairs of state, civil rights and democracy, discrimination, and more. Additionally, the company is vested in supporting universities and other institutions involved in educating the next generation of attorneys and legal professionals in the industry.
|Client:||Everytown for Gun Safety|
|Description:||Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in America. DOAR was asked to conduct an online survey and provide trial strategy consulting in a case against a retailer and other gun dealers who facilitated unlawful straw gun purchases to a now-convicted individual who resold guns involved in several crimes. Everytown achieved a favorable settlement on behalf of Kansas City that included $150,000 in damages, and, more importantly, steps to stop the sale of straw guns.|
|Description:||The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell host an annual national Medical-Legal Trial Competition where ten teams from well-respected law schools around the country compete in a tournament-style competition. Each team is provided a fact pattern and is assigned a medical student to play the role of an expert witness. Each year, DOAR sponsors the event by providing graphic and presentation support to each competing team.|
|Client:||House Impeachment Managers and Barry Berke, Chief Impeachment Counsel & Co-Chair, Litigation at Kramer Levin|
|Description:||On January 6, 2021, a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol in an effort to overthrow the results of the 2020 presidential election. This historic insurrection resulted in five deaths, more than 140 people injured, and extensive damage to the U.S. Capitol building. Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, was accused of inciting his supporters to act against Congress, who had convened to formalize the victory of his opponent, Joe Biden, the 46th President of the United States. |
As a trusted adviser to Barry Berke, Chief Impeachment Counsel and Co-Chair, Litigation at Kramer Levin, DOAR was brought in to consult the Impeachment Managers on the development of a visually compelling, video-intensive trial strategy that would clearly convey the facts of the case, a visual timeline of the insurrection, and the emotion and intensity felt while the U.S. Capitol was under siege.
|Client:||The Lawfare Project, Winston & Strawn|
|Description:||The Lawfare Project is a global network of legal professionals that contribute their skills, time, and expertise to protect the civil and human rights of the Jewish people worldwide. In this case, two Jewish students at San Francisco State University (SFSU) alleged that SFSU and the Board of Trustees of California State University (CSU) discriminated against them based on their religion and support of Israel. The landmark settlement that was reached provides that CSU and SFSU recognize that support for Israel as a Jewish homeland is fundamental to the religious identities of Jewish students on their campuses.|
In support of the case, DOAR conducted a survey to understand potential jurors’ views on the important issues at the heart of the lawsuit and provided guidance to our clients for jury selection in San Francisco Superior Court.
|Client:||Mobilization for Justice|
|Description:||Mobilization for Justice (MFJ) provides free civil legal services to poor and low-income individuals struggling to overcome the effects of social injustice and systemic racism. MFJ filed a lawsuit against Andrew Cuomo and the state of New York, alleging disability discrimination against residents of adult care facilities operated by New York. In support of MFJ, DOAR provided trial strategy and graphics consulting.|
|Client:||United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)|
|Description:||United Against Nuclear Iran (“UANI”) is a nonprofit and non-partisan policy organization formed to combat the threats posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran. DOAR delivered pro bono services to UANI in support of their efforts to prevent Iran from fulfilling its ambition to obtain nuclear weapons. DOAR provided communications and presentation strategy consulting using the evidence that UANI gathered regarding Iran’s nuclear activities.|
|Client:||Learning Rights Law Center, Dentons|
|Description:||Learning Rights Law Center provides free legal representation, advice, advocacy, and training to families and communities whose children, as a consequence of disability or discrimination, have been denied equal access to public education. In this case, Learning Rights Law Center sought to guarantee children with disabilities the right to a free appropriate public education in the Pasadena Unified School District. In support of Dentons and Learning Rights Law Center, DOAR provided graphics consulting for the hearing.|
|Description:||Yeshiva University (YU) provides the highest quality Jewish and secular education with a commitment to striving for excellence in all academic and Jewish learning. DOAR has assisted YU for many years providing support on internal investigations and other related litigation in defense of the school.|