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.
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.
CEO, Verdant Medical Inc. / Former Boston City Councilor
"I'm a descendent of slaves. Cotton was the cash crop of our enslavement, and I believe that cannabis and hemp will be the cash crop of our freedom. And I would submit that Vicente LLP is a real partner when it comes to promoting diversity, equity, and real inclusion in this new industry."
Founder / CEO, Simply Pure
“People think the cannabis industry is like the Wild West, and this firm is a scrappy bunch of cowboys changing laws from state to state. In reality, they are skilled craftsmen with a keen eye for what the future holds. They sparked the creation of a legal industry to replace prohibition, not only around the country, but across the planet. They're not just trailblazers, they’re visionaries."
Founder, We Can Deliver
"This law firm is opening a door for me. They're helping me qualify as a social equity applicant, working with me to obtain local approvals, and guiding me through the state application process. They are helping me because I want to help my community. They believe in my vision, they see it, and they're helping me execute."