As federal lawyers, we appreciate that our duties extend beyond providing knowledgeable and unwavering representation for our clients. We take our role as officers of the court and stewards of the law seriously, and we also take pride in the fact that we are in a position to help the individual and corporate citizens of the communities in which we live and work. To this end, all of our lawyers donate their time as members, officers, and directors of various legal and non-profit organizations, and our firm provides financial and legal support to those who are in need of help and who can benefit the most from our firm’s resources and capabilities.
All lawyers in the United States are subject to high moral and ethical standards. While we adhere to these standards in everything we do, we also strive to go beyond merely that which is required. The Preamble to the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct states:
“A lawyer, as a member of the legal profession, is a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system and a public citizen having special responsibility for the quality of justice. . . . As a public citizen, a lawyer should seek improvement of the law, access to the legal system, the administration of justice and the quality of service rendered by the legal profession. . . . A lawyer should be mindful of deficiencies in the administration of justice and of the fact that the poor, and sometimes persons who are not poor, cannot afford adequate legal assistance. Therefore, all lawyers should devote professional time and resources and use civic influence to ensure equal access to our system of justice for all those who because of economic or social barriers cannot afford or secure adequate legal counsel.”
At Oberheiden, P.C., these admonitions guide our firm’s client and community service as well as our attorneys’ activities outside of the practice of law. We feel privileged to be able to give back, and we remain steadfastly committed to bettering ourselves, our communities, and our society through all means available to us.
A History of Giving
Some of the organizations our firm has supported include: