The firm also demonstrates its commitment to public service by accepting a variety of legal cases on a pro bono basis through Connecticut Legal Services and other sources. In order to encourage our attorneys to participate, Cohen and Wolf awards billable hour credit for time that our attorneys work on pro bono matters.
In the recent past, Cohen and Wolf attorneys have taken on pro bono matters involving family law, landlord tenant issues and even represented an individual in connection with the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. Cohen and Wolf also participated in a nationwide effort to provide free legal assistance to Holocaust survivors who had worked in European Ghettos in obtaining reparations from the German government. Fourteen of our attorneys participated in the project, including Principals and Associates. In total, 25 Holocaust survivors were screened and assisted with the completion of the application forms necessary for the payment of reparations. For those involved, it was a rewarding experience and an opportunity to be a part of history by help those suffered so many years ago at the hands of the Nazi Regime.
And for the past 15 years, Cohen and Wolf attorneys have been working with Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County, providing free legal services and facilitating the transfer of the new homes to participating families. In that time, Cohen and Wolf has helped more than 100 families realize their dreams of homeownership.