Thompson & Knight supports, participates in, and is dedicated to many charitable and nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve and beyond. Through the Thompson & Knight Foundation, formed more than 20 years ago, we lend financial support each year to hundreds of civic and charitable organizations promoting diversity, the arts, education, the elderly, health care, youth mentoring, and other similarly focused programs.
We also encourage our employees to lead balanced lives through public involvement, pro bono work, and charitable giving. By educating our attorneys and staff about the organizations with whom we partner, the Firm maintains active involvement in many community initiatives.
Named a Community of Respect® Partner by the Anti-Defamation League
More than $765,000 committed by the Thompson & Knight Foundation to civic and charitable causes in 2018
Received the 2018 Silver Award from the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
Through the years, the Firm has engaged in a number of activities reflecting our commitment to community. We have built houses for Habitat for Humanity, organized clothing drives for victims of natural disasters, and participated in various fundraising activities for organizations such as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Boys & Girls Clubs, March of Dimes®, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
Thompson & Knight funds academic scholarships for four graduating students from Booker T. Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts, and we fund an internship at SMU Dedman School of Law working with the Partner to Practice program.
For more than 10 years, Thompson & Knight has partnered with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office by participating in the Lawyer on Loan Program. Through the program, the Firm sends Associates to the DA’s office each year to serve as Deputy Assistant District Attorneys, selecting juries and trying criminal cases in the Frank Crowley Courts Building. Our Associates also have the opportunity to gain trial experience through our partnerships with the municipal courts in Austin and Arlington, Texas.
In addition, we have numerous members of the Firm who hold volunteer leadership positions in community service organizations.
“If there’s something you are personally invested in that will make you a better person, leader, public speaker, or, of course, attorney, the Firm supports all of this. It could be financially by donating to the organization or by personally supporting and acknowledging the work you do and interests you have outside the office.”