Pro Bono / Public Service
Moses & Singer has long been associated with public service and philanthropy. Furthermore our attorneys are actively engaged in numerous professional organizations focused on legal and related disciplines.
Since the founding of our firm, our partners have demonstrated a commitment to philanthropy. The Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, started by our founder and his wife, awards millions of dollars of gifts to New York City charities. Mr. Moses was a leader in hospital philanthropy, serving first as president of Montefiore Hospital and later as chairman of the board. He was also a director and member of the planning commission of the Hospital Council of Greater New York and a member of the council of the United Hospital Fund. Today the fund provides support for hospitals, Jewish and other welfare funds, higher and legal education programs, assistance for minorities, the disabled social service agencies, cultural and environmental concerns, including Central Park in New York, NY.
Currently, our partners endow several chairs at Columbia Law School, and many of them serve on boards of foundations and other tax-exempt organizations. The list of organizations we support financially and professionally includes Center Against Domestic Violence, the Maurer Foundation, the Educational Alliance, the White Institute, the Foundation Fighting Blindness and numerous worthy religious and educational institutions.
Moses and Singer attorneys have achieved leadership positions in a wide range of professional groups such as the American Bar Association, New York Bar Association, NY County Lawyers Association, NY Estate Planning Council, and the Labor & Employment Relations Association of NY. We place great emphasis on legal ethics, with one of our partners serving as Chair of the Committee on Professional Discipline of the New York City Bar Association. Attorneys are regular speakers at professional groups nationwide and contribute extensively to educational and trade publications.
Moses & Singer attorneys also have a history of helping our communities by undertaking pro bono representations and assisting in public service activities. Our Pro Bono Committee oversees a program providing billable hours credit for pro bono involvement and reaches out to community organizations to develop suitable opportunities. We maintain referral relationships with organizations such as the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and the New York City Bankruptcy Assistance Project. Alternatively, attorneys may also choose to engage in pro bono activities which they find independently.
The firm proudly values civic and cultural engagement outside the office. We count in our midst accomplished musicians, singers, photographers, athletes plus an award winning chess player. Several of our attorneys have international backgrounds, with foreign language capability in 20 languages.