In the Press
October 24, 2022

Building Pro Bono Opportunity in Business Law: Lessons Learned from Goodwin’s Neighborhood Business Initiative (Business Law Today)


A firmwide initiative founded in 2001, Goodwin's Neighborhood Business Initiative (NBI) promotes equity and supports wealth creation in communities that face discrimination based on race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, and/or LGBTQ+ status by providing pro bono legal services to entrepreneurs and small business owners who are members of, or whose businesses positively impact, such communities. Started in Boston, Goodwin’s NBI is active in California, Massachusetts, New York, London, and Washington, D.C. Debt Finance partner and Neighborhood Business Initiative founder Anna Dodson shares five lessons learned over twenty years on building pro bono opportunity in business law with Business Law Today.