Cazabon

Rebecca M. Cazabon

Pro Bono Counsel
Boston

I help lawyers connect to the right pro bono opportunities. When you merge your passion and skills, work becomes exciting and meaningful.

Rebecca Cazabon has worked at Foley Hoag for over two decades in a variety of roles. She curates, sources, staffs, and manages a broad spectrum of pro bono opportunities for attorneys. Rebecca also represents low-income clients in abuse prevention, immigration, special education, appellate, and other matters.

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

Bar and Court Admissions

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Massachusetts

Languages

  • Spanish
  • French

Experience

  • Represents low-income clients in domestic violence, sexual assault, immigration, privacy, housing, special education, and appellate matters.

Publications

  • "Guidelines on Abuse Prevention Proceedings: Navigating Rough Seas," Boston Bar Journal, Spring 2012

Honors & Involvement

HONORS
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Pro Bono Honor Role for Attorneys, 2020 and 2021
  • 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

Speaking Engagements

  • 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