2020 Pro Bono & Social Impact Report

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I Wanted to Find a Community Where I Could Serve” Caesar Kalinowski is a military veteran with a strong commitment to giving back. His dedication to pro bono work last year earned him the annual “Julie Orr Heart of Justice” Award, which is named for our former pro bono manager and honors an outstanding DWT associate. Caesar describes how his life experience drives him to help the underserved, including veterans and people who are incarcerated.

Supporting the Movement to Reform Our Cash Bail System The cash bail system perpetuates inequalities and can be devastating to the lives of defendants and their families. The DWT team of Bradford Hardin, Matthew Diggs, and Anastasia Liounakos is representing four criminal court judges in Harris County, Texas, who have seen up close the ruinous effects of our current system and are engaged in litigation seeking reform. The case is ongoing.