• Each June, Ballard celebrates the graduation of the senior class of Constitution High School for American Studies and presents the Diversity = Excellence Scholarship to a student interested in pursuing a career in law. The 2012-2013 school year marks the seventh year of Ballard’s groundbreaking pipeline partnership with the Philadelphia School District, the National Constitution Center, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to sponsor this magnet school whose students—80 percent minority—are interested in civics, history, and law. Two of our partners serve on the school advisory board, and many other lawyers and staff provide mentoring, mock trial coaching, career counseling, summer internships, financial support, and other curricular and extracurricular support. In addition, Ballard supported the construction of a mock trial courtroom at Constitution High. 

  • Our lawyers hold various leadership positions in affinity bar associations, including the North American South Asian Bar Association, Equality Forum, and Women Lawyers of Utah. Our partners are also founding members of affinity bar associations such as the South Asian Bar Association of Delaware and the Korean-American Bar Association of Georgia.

  • Intellectual Property partners in our Atlanta office recently spoke to chemistry students at Clark Atlanta University, a historically black university. Their presentation, "Everything You Need to Know about Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights in the Modern Age," focused on chemical case law, the Apple v. Samsung patent infringement case, and trademarks and copyrights.

  • Our Philadelphia real estate lawyers represent Congreso De Latinos Unidos, Inc., whose mission is to provide comprehensive education, employment, health, and social services to the Latino Community.

  • In 2011, two of our partners were honored at the Pennsylvania Diversity and Leadership Conference sponsored by the National Diversity Council.

  • Attorneys and staff contribute annually to United Way, which channels money to worthy community organizations.