For clients who are out of options but still deserving of justice, Crowell & Moring’s pro bono team is there. Our lawyers have secured clemency for pro bono clients from the White House administrations of President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, and President Barack Obama. As part of our work, the firm has partnered with Families Against Mandatory Minimums and has worked on one of the largest pro bono efforts ever undertaken in the history of the United States—Clemency Project 2014. In that year, the Department of Justice announced a plan to shorten the sentences of non-violent, low-level offenders who, if sentenced today for the same offense, would have received a substantially lower sentence. To date, we’ve secured White House clemency for nine pro bono clients. And we count them by one case, one client, and one second chance at a time.
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