At Marble – a national law firm dedicated to bringing clients peace of mind when it’s needed most – their team believes everyone should have access to the legal care they need. Which is why for this year’s Pro Bono Week, Marble reaffirmed its commitment to serving the community by collaborating with Paladin. This partnership will add more resources to Marble’s toolkit and boost the firm’s pro bono practice – Marble Does More.

Marble was founded in 2020 with the intention of making world-class legal services cost-effective and available to everyone. Since then, they have served over 45,000+ clients in 17 states. In 2021, Marble launched the Marble Does More program to provide no-cost, high-quality legal services for civil legal matters, including homelessness, child welfare issues, domestic violence threats, and those needing guidance navigating immigration matters.

“Marble’s mission has always centered on strengthening the communities in which we operate by providing greater access to vital legal services,” said principal attorney Jeff Pollak. “Marble Does More is our way of ensuring that nobody gets left behind, especially those who are most in need.”

Since its launch, the Marble Does More program has allocated over 1.5 million dollars’ worth of pro bono services. The firm’s initiative has assisted more than 250 clients with more than 500+ representation services. Nearly half of such cases dealt with domestic violence and more than a third involved threats of violence against children.

To further these efforts, Marble recently partnered with Paladin to increase pro bono engagement and reducing administrative costs. The partnership enables more than 600 experienced attorneys who co-counsel with Marble access to a centralized database, where they can discover more opportunities for pro bono services that align with their expertise. “Marble and Paladin both deeply value providing access to legal services in new and innovative ways.” says Kristen Sonday, Paladin’s Co-Founder and CEO. “We are excited to work with them as they scale their firm to also expand their work in the community.”

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Kristen Sonday

Kristen is the Co-Founder and CEO at Paladin. As a first generation-college Princeton graduate, Kristen first witnessed how complicated our judicial system is to navigate while at the U.S. Department of Justice conducting international criminal work in Mexico and Central America. As one of the few Latinos on the team, she saw the immense value of having an advocate with you throughout the legal process, which inspired her to want to build something to increase access for those in diverse communities. After DOJ, she joined the Founding Team of YC-backed Grouper, where she learned how to build a startup from the ground up. In addition to Paladin, Kristen Co-Chairs the Legal Services Corporation’s Emerging Leaders Council and is a partner at LongJump, investing in overlooked founders in the Chicago area.

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