Pro Bono Practice

Meagher Emanuel Laks Goldberg & Liao, LLP is committed to supporting access to justice in the United States. Launched in January 2019, the firm’s pro bono practice provides legal services, financial support, and volunteer time to those most in need within our communities, with an emphasis on the areas of asylum and immigration, domestic violence, criminal justice, and systemic racism.

We are proud to treat our pro bono work the same as our billable work, applying an equal amount of dedication, enthusiasm, resources, and quality standards. This year alone, our pro bono team has collectively devoted over 500 hours on pro bono matters. These efforts have already led to outcomes that transformed lives, such as securing asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for unaccompanied immigrant children fleeing gang violence, persecution, parental abuse and/or abandonment. Our current projects include representing a domestic abuse survivor who was wrongfully convicted of murdering her abuser and sentenced to a virtual life sentence in New Jersey.

In order to achieve the best results and expand the reach of our pro bono efforts, the firm has established partnerships with a number of non-profit organizations and community members, including Kids In Need of Defense, Physicians for Human Rights, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. Their continuous support has been invaluable to us.

The firm’s pro bono practice is led by Inès Zamouri. Inès holds law degrees from the Sorbonne (University of Paris) and the University of Oxford. With a background in international human rights, she has worked in France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Any questions about the firm’s pro bono practice should be directed to Inès Zamouri, Head of Pro Bono, at or Tom Meagher, the firm’s Managing Partner, at

Meagher Emanuel Laks Goldberg & Liao, LLP | One Palmer Square Suite 325 | Princeton, NJ 08542 | 609-454-3500