Our Communities

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the people who live in the communities in which we have offices. Through pro bono legal services, community service efforts, and the MLA Foundation, the firm supports both individuals and organizations by means of generous charitable donations and untold hours of volunteer activities.

As attorneys, we recognize that we have a duty to help ensure each person has equal access to the justice system regardless of his or her ability to afford representation. From coast to coast, we give people a chance to improve their lives by rendering free legal services, often in partnership with local service providers such as the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, the Children’s Law Center and the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program

Individually we serve in leadership positions as board members and committee chairs for organizations that are supporting critical needs on a daily basis. Each MLA office has its own tradition of civic service. In Atlanta, we build houses every year with Habitat for Humanity and in Washington, DC we raise money and run for the American Heart Association’s Lawyers Have Heart 10K. In San Francisco, we touch up the paint on senior community centers and in New York we spread hope to the homeless through coat drives. We assemble care packages for our troops in Los Angeles, we assemble care packages for our troops, food boxes for the hungry in San Diego, and toys for underprivileged children in Denver

Together with our clients, MLA seeks out and encourages opportunities to give back.  We believe this commitment to our neighbors in need helps to enhance the experience of working with and for the firm, and ensures that our communities receive the critical support they need to thrive.

Volunteers in Action


Left: Volunteers from MLA San Francisco teamed up for the American Lung Association's San Francisco 2010 Fight for Air Climb.  The fundraiser pits teams and individuals against each other for a vertical ascent up 1,197 stairs to the top of the Bank of America building, one of the tallest skyscrapers in San Francisco. Right: Volunteers from MLA Washington, DC continued the firm's longstanding support of the American Heart Association by participating in its 20th Annual Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race and 3K Fun Walk to help raise awareness and funding.