- Hire a minimum of two summer interns as part of the continuing efforts of the city and nonprofits (e.g., Youth Works/Bridges) to find summer jobs for city youth.
Year One Progress: Hired one summer intern through YouthWorks/Bridges and partnering with Towson University to host two interns.
- Mentor a group of BCPS middle school children at Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women as part of its continuing efforts to enrich BCPS public education.
Year One Progress: Continuing to build this mentorship program.
- Johns Hopkins serves as landlord of the space in which DLA Piper operates its principal Baltimore office. DLA Piper, acting as tenant, will cooperate with Hopkins, as its landlord, to implement Hopkins’ BLocal initiatives in the context of the space leased by DLA Piper and owned by Hopkins.
Year One Progress: Remaining as tenant in Hopkins-owned facility.
Commit to providing up to $100,000 value per year in pro bono legal services to Baltimore City residents for issues relating to workforce development and the creation and development of MWBEs. This could include, by example only: 1) assistance in obtaining expungements of criminal records; 2) incorporation and legal organization of MWBEs; and 3) general legal advice to new and fledgling MWBEs.
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DLA Piper is a global law firm with more than 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, positioning it to help companies with their legal needs around the world. Our clients range from multinational Global 1000 and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. We represent more than 140 of the top 250 Fortune 500 clients and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries.
As one of the largest providers of pro bono legal services in the world, DLA Piper is widely recognized for our efforts to give back to our communities, both domestically and globally. In 2015, the firm donated 200,400 hours through our pro bono and community engagement initiatives worldwide.
Our work in the area of sustainability resulted in DLA Piper becoming one of the first in the legal sector to achieve global accreditation to ISO:14001, the internationally recognized environmental management system that enables us to accurately measure and manage our carbon reduction strategies.