Working with Pro Bono Lawyers Across the Globe to Advance Reproductive Rights


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From serving as co-counsel on a U.S. Supreme Court case, to authoring submissions to the United Nations, law firms have played a key role in landmark rulings advancing reproductive rights as fundamental human rights. The Center works with pro bono attorneys from around the world on a range of issues including maternal health, assisted reproduction, access to contraception, and safe and legal abortion. We are deeply grateful to the firms and individuals using the power of law to make a difference in women’s lives.

To learn more about how the Center partners with pro bono lawyers across the globe in both its programmatic and organizational work, please click here.

In 2019, our partners worked on 251 matters including:

litigation matters
human rights reports
transactional referrals



Through partnering with the Center for Reproductive Rights, Debevoise lawyers have had the privilege of being able to use the tools of international law to give voice to marginalized women, to further equality and non-discrimination, and to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights.  Together, our goal is to make equal justice for all not just an idea but a reality. We look forward to continuing this important partnership with the CRR and to helping promote the continued development of international human rights standards and jurisprudence."

—Patrick Taylor, Partner, Debevoise

The pro bono program matches law firms with short and long term projects that utilize litigation, research, and transactional skills, working closely with experienced Center attorneys.


The pro bono attorneys with whom I’ve had the privilege to work have been true partners: they are completely committed to our cases, work around the clock, and bring invaluable experience and insight to our litigation.”

—Julie Rikelman, Litigation Director, Center for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights invites law firms and corporate counsel to join us in advancing reproductive rights. For more information please contact Katie Niejadlik, Senior Manager of Pro Bono Services, at