Community Involvement

Community Values. Showing our love for where we live and work.

Our client work can take us across the nation and around the world. Yet many of the key differences we work to make are right around the corner.

Spencer Fane people are all in on connecting with and improving the communities in which we are immersed. Many of our professionals are active participants in community boards and organizations, volunteer programs, and local philanthropic endeavors. Together, we build relationships, drive local development, and realize opportunities to make a positive impact on the communities in which we work and live. Our firm-wide programs around charitable giving, diversity, pro bono matters, and volunteerism are part of the fabric of our culture. Who we are is how we do things – around the corner and beyond.

Regardless of the cause, our attorneys and staff bring urgency and advocacy to the representation of individuals who would otherwise have limited legal recourse. Every year, the firm dedicates hundreds of hours of our resources in support of diverse human rights causes, including child adoption and advocacy, legal aid for survivors of domestic violence, refugee and immigrant support services, and military veteran support services.

In addition to contributions by individuals, the firm coordinates substantial contributions through full-time pro bono staff who – in addition to dedicating their own services – connect incoming pro bono opportunities to available attorneys, paralegals, and support staff across all Spencer Fane offices.

The Spencer Fane Charitable Giving Program aims to provide significant support to select local nonprofit organizations through a donation over the course of multiple years. The primary goal of the program is to encourage long-standing relationships with nonprofit organizations and provide our people with additional opportunities to become involved and positively impact the community.

We seek to support opportunities that meet the firm’s core philanthropic objectives:

  • Impact: Concentrate charitable contributions to have maximum impact on select causes within the community.
  • Relationships: Create opportunity to grow long-lasting relationships with organizations in the community.
  • Involvement: Develop partnerships that allow our attorneys and staff an opportunity to become active participants in the nonprofit community.
  • Commitment: Demonstrate the firm’s commitment to each cause by dedicating resources over a multi-year period to each organization selected for the program.

To better serve our clients, Spencer Fane has entered a limited number of strategic affiliations. These affiliations allow us to engage in joint training opportunities, exchange thoughts on emerging issues, and connect clients to trusted international resources.

The Bridge Group
The Bridge Group is a network of law firms in the United States, England, France, Belgium and Germany. Each member of The Bridge Group provides clients with the highest quality legal services and maintains a responsive and timely approach to each client’s special needs. The Bridge Group members call upon the expertise and services of other group members in each geographic area to represent clients most efficiently and professionally.

Visit The Bridge Group website.

TAGlaw is a global alliance of 150 specially selected law firms practicing in over 90 countries. The alliance includes over 6,000 highly qualified lawyers in 300 offices who provide a full range of legal services to clients throughout the world.

Spencer Fane’s membership in TAGlaw delivers value to clients by making available immediately the local knowledge, experience, and expertise you need wherever you do business. Each firm in this international network is committed to providing the same quality of timely and cost-effective service as Spencer Fane. Our lawyers take the time on a regular basis to meet with our TAGlaw colleagues to ensure that client needs are met by lawyers whom we know and trust.

View the TAGlaw website.