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Caplin Cares
 

Caplin Cares

Reaching out to the community is essential to Caplin & Drysdale's core values of Excellence, Scholarship, Community, and Family.  Therefore, to honor the communities in which Caplin & Drysdale maintains its offices – Washington, D.C., and New York City – the firm launched "Caplin Cares for a Cause," a charitable concern that donates funds and volunteer time to charities and entities that serve these communities. Throughout the year, lawyers and support staff take part in charities, including:

  • Buildable Hours, a partnership with Habitat for Humanity where law firms contribute funds and time to help build new homes for deserving families.  The organization was co-founded by former firm president, Scott Michel.
  • Lawyers Have Heart, a fundraising effort in collaboration with the American Heart Association.
  • N Street Village, a local nonprofit that serves women facing homelessness, poverty, and related health challenges.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Program which helps provide families with presents and clothing for their children before the holidays.
  • The Generous Associates Campaign raises funds for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, D.C.'s oldest and largest nonprofit civil legal services organization.
  • Jeans for Charity Day is a fundraiser where employees donate $5 or more in exchange for wearing jeans to work to raise awareness and funds for various charitable organizations, including cancer research, education outreach, veterans support, etc.

Attorneys also volunteer their time and skills to under-served citizens by offering pro bono services to:

  • American Bar Association Tax Section's Pro Bono Committee offers pro bono resources for the underserved.
  • DC Employment Justice Center's Workers' Rights Clinic secures, protects, and promotes workplace justice in the DC metropolitan area.
  • DC-Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign is a citywide, cross-sector initiative that educates the public about income tax benefits that promote greater economic security.
  • New York University School of Law Tax Clinic operates as a free clinic for low-income taxpayers in the New York metropolitan area seeking assistance in cases docketed for trial in the U.S. Tax Court and certain related administrative proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Professional Tax Advisory Council for American Citizens Abroad, a nonprofit, non-partisan volunteer association whose mission includes acting as a voice for Americans living overseas.