Holland & Knight has a long tradition of public service. The firm's commitment to pro bono work was led by Chesterfield Smith, the firm's founder and chairman emeritus. Mr. Smith imbued Holland & Knight with a sense of community purpose and the recognition that the firm has a duty to provide free legal services to people in need as well as the organizations that assist them. These time-honored traditions still play a central role at Holland & Knight. Through the Public and Charitable Service Department, global pro bono, community service and charitable giving initiatives are carried out across communities in need. Though our outreach efforts vary in offices throughout the world, we are united in our common goal to improve our communities for all.