Our mission

To inspire and empower Microsoft employees and community partners to create solutions that promote justice for all by providing those in need with access to legal knowledge, resources, and services.


Low-income Washingtonians faced an average of 9.3 legal problems in 2014, triple the average experienced a decade prior.

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86 percent of the civil legal problems reported by low-income Americans received inadequate or no legal help.

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More than 60 percent of unaccompanied children in the United States—tens of thousands of children— do not have lawyers in immigration court.

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In eviction lawsuits nationwide, an estimated 90 percent of landlords are represented, and 90 percent of tenants are not.

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Number of unaccompanied immigrant children Kids in Need of Defense has served since Microsoft co-founded the organization in 2008.


Number of average annual pro bono hours committed collectively by Microsoft attorneys in the US.


Number of pro bono hours Microsoft employees have volunteered to assist Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in 2019.


Number of pro bono hours Microsoft employees have spent in service to mothers and children detained at the Texas border in 2019.

Partnering with pro bono organizations

Microsoft is proud to partner with the following legal services organizations, nonprofits, law schools, and law firms to increase the collective work toward a more just and equitable world.

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