Rebecca M. Cazabon

Pro Bono Managing Attorney - Boston

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Rebecca Cazabon is the Pro Bono Managing Attorney at Foley Hoag LLP, where she has worked for over two decades in a variety of roles. Rebecca curates, sources, staffs, and manages a broad spectrum of pro bono opportunities for attorneys. She also represents low-income clients in abuse prevention, immigration, special education, appellate, and other matters. In addition, Rebecca aids with the development and management of the firm’s training program for disputes associates and with professional development initiatives. Rebecca is a member of the Board of Directors of Jane Doe Inc. and an active member of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel. Rebecca is a frequent speaker and trainer on the legal issues surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault, representing limited-English speaking clients, and pro bono practice management. Rebecca was born in Spain, is of Cuban heritage, and is fluent in Spanish.

Education:

  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1998
  • Wellesley College, B.A., 1994

Languages:

Spanish, French

Representative Experience

  • Represents low-income clients in domestic violence, sexual assault, immigration, privacy, housing, special education, and appellate matters.
  • Drafts amicus briefs for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Massachusetts Appeals Court on behalf of firm clients and legal services agencies.
  • Supervises associates in a variety of pro bono practice areas.
  • Develops and implements pro bono training programs.
  • Develops and implements professional development opportunities for lawyers, summer associates, paralegals, technology specialists, and summer interns.

Honors

  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court 2019 Pro Bono Honor Role for Attorneys, October 2020
  • Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys Leadership Award, October 2016
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Women of Law Award, October 2012
  • Listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in Legal Aid/Legal Services, SUPER LAWYERS’ MASSACHUSETTS RISING STARS: A COMPREHENSIVE LISTING OF THE BEST YOUNG LAWYERS IN MASSACHUSETTS (2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008)
  • The Victim Rights Law Center 2007 Shining Star Award, for advancing the civil legal rights of sexual assault survivors in Massachusetts, June 2007
  • The Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Certificate of Appreciation for Providing Pro Bono Legal Services, June 2007
     

Involvement

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Jane Doe Inc., Member of Board of Directors 
  • Boston Bar Association Delivery of Legal Services Section, Steering Committee 
  • Women's Bar Foundation, Member of Emeritus Board 
  • Acton Congregational Church, Choir Member and Volunteer Cantor
  • Pro Bono Institute Pro Bono Happy Hour Podcast, Conducted an interview discussing pro bono best practices and the access to justice culture in Boston, June 2019
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  • Massachusetts