Community service is woven deeply into the fabric of our culture. From raising funds for international relief initiatives to tutoring and mentoring children in local urban schools, our attorneys, staff and their families regularly share their skills and resources for the benefit of the communities in which we live and work.

Board Representation and Fundraising. We support a wide variety of charitable organizations through volunteer service, fundraising, pro bono legal work, ongoing legal counsel, and a number of our attorneys serve as directors for not-for-profit organizations. With an emphasis on education, the arts, and workforce development, HSE supports the following organizations and events that focus on serving our diverse community:

Al Sigl Community of Agencies
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
American Red Cross
Anthony L. Jordan Foundation
Baobab Cultural Center
Bar Association of Erie County
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Boy Scouts of America
Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo and Rochester
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Buffalo Urban League
Burchfield Penney Art Gallery
Catholic Health System
CDS Monarch

Charles Settlement House
Clifton Springs Hospital Foundation
Community Place of Greater Rochester, Inc.
Daystar for Medically Fragile Infants, Inc.
ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc.
Empire Justice Center
Empire State Pride Agenda
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Fairport Baptist Homes
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
Genesee Center for the Arts and Education
George Eastman House
Geva Theatre
Grantmakers Forum
Health Care Foundation of the Finger Lakes
Hillel Community Day School
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Image Out Film Festival
Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester
JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge
Kaleida Health

Lawyers for Learning

Literacy Volunteers of Rochester
Marshall Law Academy
McQuaid Jesuit High School
Memorial Art Gallery
Mercy Flight Central
Minority Bar Association of Western New York
Monroe County Bar Foundation
Music is Art Mardi Gras Jam
National Federation for Just Communities
National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House
Nazareth College
NCCC Foundation
Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York
Rochester Area Community Foundation
Rochester Black Bar Association
Rochester Community Baseball Big Hitters Club
Rochester Education Foundation
Rochester Museum & Science Center
Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus
School Without Walls
Seneca Diabetes Foundation
Seniorsfirst Communities & Services
Society for the Protection and Care of Children
St. Ann's Community and Foundation
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
Strong National Museum of Play
SUNY Buffalo Law School Students of Color
United Way of Greater Rochester
Urban Land Institute
Veterans Outreach Center

Volunteer Legal Services Project
Wilmot Cancer Center
Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Young Audiences of Western New York


This website presents only general information not intended as legal advice. Although we encourage calls, letters and emails from prospective clients, please keep in mind that merely contacting Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (HSE) does not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. Confidential information should not be sent to HSE until you have been notified in writing by HSE that a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Information sent to us before then may not be treated as confidential by HSE or the court.

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