Groom Law Group, Chartered is pleased to announce that the firm is the recipient of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia’s Making Justice Real Pro Bono Award, recognizing outstanding pro bono services in the Washington, D.C. community.

On June 20, DC Legal Aid’s Executive Director, Eric Angel, Managing Attorney for Legal Operations, Jodi Feldman, and their colleagues presented Ed Meehan, Groom litigation principal and chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, with the award recognizing the firm’s commitment to pro bono representation of clients facing a range of issues including estate, financial education, home care, immigration, incarceration innocence review, and tax advice matters, to name a few.

Proper legal representation is critical for many of these thorny, complex matters yet, for those who are most vulnerable, it is often unobtainable.  Groom is deeply committed to helping community members in need of legal services.  As Meehan explains, “Pro bono work is a chance for our lawyers and staff not only to give back to the community but to gain invaluable experience and perspective.  It’s an integral part of the firm culture.”

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia was formed more than 80 years ago by a group of lawyers to provide legal services to indigent persons and to encourage measures by which the law may better protect and serve their needs.  Legal Aid strives to make fair and equal access to justice possible for those who need it most.  It is the oldest and largest such organization in Washington, DC.

Groom Law Group, Chartered is the premier benefits law firm in the United States with over 80 attorneys dedicated solely to the practice of benefits, health and retirement law.  From its one office strategically located in Washington, D.C., it has maintained a national ERISA and benefits practice with a focus on cutting edge solutions for its clients for nearly 45 years.  Groom handles a broad variety of sophisticated health benefits, governance, legislative, litigation, and tax matters, including sub-specialties such as health and welfare, fiduciary issues, privacy and security, and executive compensation.