The planning and implementation of a number of CGI's commitments will entail some kind of legal support, being it simple advice or actual legal work. These commitments currently have to use outside law firms, or possibly their own in-house counsel, which adds significant cost to their respective budgets. Mestel & Company and HIRECounsel will help eliminate these costs and concentrate the expenditures of CGI Commitments in actual substantive work through introducing committing entities in need of legal support to the pro bono department of an appropriate law firm.
In order to successfully implement this commitment, Mestel & Company and HIRECounsel will:
1) Work with the committing entities to find the right firm for them, until a satisfactory match is made.
2) Follow up with each of the commitment makers to make sure that the firm was a correct match in terms of their respective expertise and their ability to provide pro bono legal work.
Mestel & Company and HIRECounsel's commitment will provide assistance in securing pro bono legal representation directly to CGI commitments. Mestel & Company and HIRECounsel understand that CGI and the Clinton Foundation are not endorsing or retaining Mestel & Company and HIRECounsel or any law firm providing services through this commitment. Mestel & Company and HIRECousel will communicate to the law firms providing pro bono legal services that they will be providing these services directly to the commitment-making organization, and not to CGI or the Clinton Foundation.
Mestel & Company and HIRECounsel provide permanent and temporary legal staff, including attorneys and paralegals, through hundreds of law firms around the world. As founder and president of Mestel & Company and HIRECounsel, Lynn Mestel is in the unique position to know the world's leading law firms, internationally, nationally, regionally, and locally.
Today, law firms of all sizes are looking for unique ways to offer their respective legal services pro bono, and CGI Commitments to Action represent many projects in a wide variety of areas. Mestel & Company and HIRECounsel know each law firm's practice areas and have key relationships with managers, decision makers, and heads of pro bono departments.