Pro Bono & Community Involvement

Pro Bono & Community Involvement

Meitar attaches great significance to contributing to the community and to aiding disadvantaged members of our society, both by providing pro bono legal services and by direct donations to worthy causes.

Meitar has a long tradition of community involvement, assistance to underprivileged populations and provision of legal advice to dozens of voluntary associations and nonprofit organizations operating in Israel. The firm focuses on pro bono activity in fields changing and improving the Israeli society and advancing and reinforcing future generations. Therefore, we provide pro bono legal services to associations and organizations operating in fields we consider significant to Israeli society and its advancement, such as organizations for the promotion of education, excellence and sports in Israel, road safety organizations and entities providing assistance to students, immigrants, persons with disabilities and disadvantaged populations in Israel.

Representative experience

Among the organizations receiving pro bono legal services from our firm:

  • Or Yarok – an association dedicated to the promotion of road safety in Israel.
  • Tebeka – an association advancing the successful integration of Israel’s Ethiopian community into Israeli society, and especially for the integration and cultivation of legal scholars from the Ethiopian community.
  • Scholarship Fund – in 2001 the firm created a scholarship fund in honor of Zvi Meitar, our firm’s founder, to support immigrant law students from Ethiopia. To date, the fund has provided scholarships to over 300 students.
  • Educating for Excellence “Psagot” – an association creating equal opportunities for children with potential for excellence who reside within Israel’s social and geographic periphery. The firm’s attorneys volunteer in the “Psagot” program on a weekly basis, with the encouragement and support of the firm.
  • The Israeli Public Forum for Youth Villages and Boarding Schools – promotes residential educational frameworks in Israel.
  • Kiryat Yearim Youth Village – a warm home to youngsters aged 12-18, preparing them for an independent future. 
  • Mamash – realization of medical rights – an organization dedicated to helping underprivileged persons to realize their right to medical care.
  • Genesis – community health – prevention of genetic diseases and birth defects in the Bedouin population.
  • Shemesh Association 2015 – an association in memory of Ohad Shemesh, a soldier who died during Operation Protective Edge.
  • Project Sunshine Israel – a nonprofit organization improving the quality of life of children facing medical challenges.
  • Young Business Leadership – an organization for the promotion of equal employment opportunities in Israel.
  • Rosh Pina Association – the Rosh Pina Association, together with Abilities Co., creates new employment opportunities for disabled persons.
  • Israel Association of Baseball – promotes baseball in Israel, for the encouragement of immigration to Israel, for assistance in integration, for promoting good relations between multicultural groups and for advancing sports in Israel.
  • Muzot – a high school for the arts in Old Jaffa. The school offers its pupils the opportunity to create, learn and develop, in order to allow them to succeed in their adult life.
  • Kinor David – an association for the prevention of violence and drug use.
  • Birthday Angels – designs and runs educational interventions and programs that help children and youth believe in themselves and in their ability to make a difference and create a better world.
  • The Israeli Institute for Economic Planning – a nonprofit organization, working to change the Israeli economy into a free market, competitive economy.
  • The Olympic Committee of Israel – sponsoring the judoka Gili Cohen who competed for Israel at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

And additional associations – Technoda Association; Hila for Education (for the Ethiopian community); Association for Children at Risk; Friends of Tel Aviv University; Supporters of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Youth Building a Future; the One-to-One association for assistance to communities in need; Sapir College; Tmura; The College of Management Academic Studies; Bar Ilan University and more.