For more than two years, Loeb & Loeb has been proud to work with The Bail Project, Inc. (TBP), a national non-profit organization that combats mass incarceration and racial and economic disparities in the criminal justice system by providing free bail assistance to thousands of low-income individuals every year, while working to advance bail reform. Since 2018, TBP has helped over 11,000 individuals who would have otherwise suffered incarceration while awaiting their day in court. TBP operates in more than 20 cities through local, community-based teams of client advocates, who post bail, provide court reminders, and support people after release with transportation assistance and connections to social services if needed.
A group of Loeb lawyers, led by partner Jessica Lee, has advised TBP on a pro bono basis, providing counsel on a wide range of matters. On the technology front, the Loeb team has provided legal analysis and guidance to TBP on the technology platforms used for case management. More recently, the team has worked with TBP to help develop their internal data governance program and advised on a new app that will help their client advocates who are out in the field interviewing people in jails each day.
Loeb has also provided brand counsel, helping TBP take the steps needed to protect the intellectual property used in products such as t-shirts, buttons, etc. that they use to market themselves and amplify their work. Other team members have assisted TBP with corporate governance, tax, trademark and litigation matters.
In early June, when protests around racial injustice organized around the country, the need for bail assistance was more pressing than ever. TBP responded quickly and established the Emergency Bail Out hotline dedicated to helping those arrested during protests. And, as an extension of our partnership with TBP, Loeb was proud to help staff this 24-hour hotline for the week of June 8. Over that week more than 25 Loeb staff members and lawyers across nearly every department and U.S. office staffed the hotline. Volunteers worked two hours shifts answering calls and referring people to the appropriate TBP staff member in the caller’s region.
Loeb is proud to partner with an organization like TBP, we look forward to continuing to support an organization having such a meaningful impact on society.