“Bradley’s summer associate program provides the opportunity to do real work for real clients while immersing yourself in the firm’s culture and values. My experience as a summer associate at Bradley was second to none – from day one I truly felt like a valued member of the Bradley team. The training I received as a summer associate was unparalleled and translated directly into my practice as an associate.”
Sydney H. Willmann

Public Interest & Pro Bono

Everyone deserves equal access to justice. At Bradley, we are forceful proponents of the ethical obligation to help address unmet legal needs of indigent individuals and charitable institutions. Our commitment to pro bono service in the communities where our lawyers live and practice is of vital importance to our attorneys and staff.

Among the many areas where our pro bono program supports people and groups in need of legal representation are death penalty cases, adoptions, evictions, human rights, privacy rights, prisoner rights, services for people in recovery from addiction, representation of start-up charitable nonprofits, and intellectual property work for low-income inventors, artists and entertainers.

For more information about our pro bono program, visit the Pro Bono section of our website.

Bradley’s commitment to pro bono legal work is one of our most deeply cherished values. The Douglas Arant Public Interest Fellowship, named after a founding partner who helped imbue the firm’s dedication to community service, offers Bradley summer associates the opportunity to work with public service organizations of their choice, subject to the approval of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. Some of the worthy organizations that have been approved as partners in our fellowship program include the Southern Poverty Law Center, Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, and Legal Services of Alabama.

Fellowship recipients work a minimum of six weeks at a Bradley office and at least four weeks for their chosen organizations while still being compensated by the firm. The number of fellowships granted each year is limited and priority is given to second-year law students.

The deadline for applying is March 1, 2023.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship should submit:

  • 1L Summer Associate Application: Apply here
  • 2L Summer Associate Application: Apply here
  • Please submit a completed, PDF version of this document in the “Attachments” section under the “Arant Fellowship App - Please submit as a PDF *” option.

NOTE: Bradley does not accept email applications. You must complete the online summer associate application and include the supplemental PDF personal statement to be considered for the diversity scholarship.

Bradley Pro Bono Statistics Infographic