Community & Pro Bono

Community & Pro Bono

Doris Tennant and Ellen Lubell believe they have an obligation as lawyers to take on community pro bono work, serve on nonprofit boards, provide continuing legal education and speak out on issues of social justice. Over the years, they have contributed their resources and expertise to organizations working to advance civil liberties, collaborative law, human rights, environmental protection and nuclear non-proliferation, including:


Doris Tennant and Ellen Lubell have received the following awards in recognition of their pro bono representation of a Guantanamo detainee:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 2009 Access to Justice Pro Bono Award for Law Firms
  • Anti-Defamation League of New England, 2008 Honorable David A. Rose Civil Rights Award
  • Newton Human Rights Commission, 2008 Human Rights Award
  • Boston Bar Association, 2007 President’s Award
  • National Legal Aid & Defender Association, 2007 Beacon of Justice Award
  • Southern Center for Human Rights, 2007 Frederick Douglass Award

“The Bible teaches us to reach out to the stranger because we know what it is like to be a stranger in a strange land. Doris and Ellen take this to heart and make it part of their mission.”

Rabbi Michele E. Lenke