Cooley Manion Jones is proud of its commitment to regional and national academic institutions and non-profit corporations.
CMJ attorneys have served as professors and guest speakers at local law schools and colleges. They also are frequent lecturers and contributors to various Massachusetts bar associations' continuing legal education programs and have served on the boards of directors for various educational and charitable institutions.
CMJ attorneys have held positions of responsibility on issues, strategy and finance committees of numerous local, state and national political campaigns.
Pat Jones and the Contingent Fee Section have been active recently in the following charitable initiatives, contributing in excess of $50,000 to several groups:
American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive walk to raise awareness and funds to help the American Cancer Society's fight against breast cancer.
Friends of the Shattuck Shelter: For over 22 years, Friends of the Shattuck Shelter have helped homeless men and women achieve self-sufficiency and permanent housing.
Day One - Under the Stars by the Sea: Day One is a Rhode Island sexual assault and trauma resource center whose mission is to reduce the prevalence of sexual abuse and violence, and to support and advocate for those affected by it.
JP MorganChase Corporate Challenge: Employees from local corporations enter as a team and compete in a 3.5-mile road race. Money from the 2010 Corporate Challenge in Boston went to Camp Harbor View.
Adele R. Decof Foundation: this foundation was formed for the purpose of improving cancer care and treatment, with a special focus on breast cancer.
Children's Medical Research Foundation: this foundation funds medical research to find a cure for neuro-genetic disorders.
Catholic Memorial Gibbons Golf Tournament: the proceeds from this charity golf tournament are used to fund four full year scholarships for high school students at Catholic Memorial located in West Roxbury.
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Fund: this fund carries on the unfinished work of Robert F. Kennedy by applying high ideals and realistic possibilities to human rights and social justice problems at home and around the world.
Christopher S. Hayes Fund: This scholarship fund honors the memory of a deceased trial lawyer and colleague of the firm.
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts) Foundation Bill of Rights Dinner: This year's annual dinner honored Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
With the assistance of many close friends, Harry Manion has helped create a Fragile X Clinic at Boston's Children Hospital for the treatment of people with Fragile X and their families and to sponsor and support research into the syndrome. Click here to learn more about the Clinic, FRAXA, the parent sponsored research organization, and the remarkable progress which has been made into finding a cure for the syndrome.
In addition to those initiatives described above, CMJ has contributed either directly or through its members substantially in excess of $1,000,000.00 to charitable institutions. The following is a representative, but not inclusive, list of the recipients of the firm's charitable contributions:
Boston College Law School
St. Ignatius High School
American Cancer Society
FRAXA Research Foundation