Advocacy & Pro Bono

Vicente LLP has roots in the drug policy reform movement. It was born not only from our interest in navigating the law, but from our passion for changing laws and developing policies to improve our community and the lives of others. This activist spirit and commitment to the common good have remained at the core of our firm's culture and identity for over a decade.  

Our team members participate in local government working groups and provide education and policy guidance to public officials. We serve on boards and as advisors for nonprofit organizations and advocacy campaigns. We provide free or reduced-cost services to participants in social equity programs, and we co-founded a scholarship program to provide free continuing legal education to other attorneys who do the same. We also contribute and raise funds for charitable organizations, educational and advocacy nonprofits, and ballot initiative campaigns. 

View our inaugural Impact Report, where we reflect on our work in 2021, celebrate our commitment to community, and look forward to a future of positive, meaningful, and measurable impact.

We are constantly seeking opportunities to continue advancing the public interest through direct advocacy, pro bono legal services, and community service. Please contact us if you would like to discuss an opportunity in which we may be able to help.

Focus Areas

Our advocacy and pro bono activities generally fall into nine focus areas that reflect our core values of compassion, justice, diversity, liberty, and social responsibility.

Memberships & Partnerships

American Herbal Products Association
American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp
BIPOC Cannabis Network
Black Cannabis Equity Initiative
California Cannabis Industry Association
California Growers Association
California Hemp Council
Cannabis Voter Project
Colorado Hemp Industries Association
Colorado Leads
Council for Responsible Nutrition
Drug Policy Alliance
Friends of Hemp
Hemp Industry Association
Hemp Legal Defense Fund
International Cannabis Bar Association
Last Prisoner Project
Marijuana Policy Project
Minority Cannabis Business Association
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
National Cannabis Industry Association
National Hemp Association
National Hispanic Cannabis Council
Southern California Coalition
The Color of Cannabis
US Cannabis Council
US Hemp Building Association
Vote Hemp