Citizenship

WBK Attorney Pro Bono and Volunteer Projects

As a law firm long committed to community, inclusion, and service, WBK has always been eager to connect more deeply — and give back in new and expanded ways — to the communities we serve.


  • 2021 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll High Honors Recipient
  • WBK Pro Bono Project | Maryland Parole Partnership
  • Co-chair, FCBA Ad Hoc Committee on Emerging Issues in Tech
  • Organized and hosted multi-session FCBA program in summer 2021 on the regulation of online platforms.
  • Spent six years serving on the board of directors of Kol Shalom synagogue in Rockville, MD

 


  • D.C. Courts Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll for 2020 (High Honors)
  • Volunteer Basketball Coach, Special Olympics of the District of Columbia

  • Member, Board of Trustees of the FCBA Foundation

  • Chuck has taken five pro bono referrals from D.C.’s Whitman-Walker Legal Clinic, all LGBT asylum applicants fleeing persecution in Cameroon.  He successfully obtained asylum for two of them; the other three cases are pending.

  • Member, Board of Directors, South County Little League Baseball

  • Co-founder and Director of Off the Page, an arts in education non-profit organization

  • Board of Directors, Miriam’s Kitchen (a non-profit dedicated to helping end chronic homelessness in Washington, DC)

  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (Board Member)
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee (YLD Board Member)
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee Racial Justice Task Force
  • CHBA Foundation Scholarship Committee

  • Board of Trustees, Adams State University (an established, respected Hispanic Serving Institution since 1998 — the first HSI in Colorado).
  • Taskforce Member, Colorado Environmental Justice Action Task Force (EJATF)

  • 2021 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll Recipient
  • Chair, WBK Pro Bono Committee
  • Member, INTA Pro Bono Committee
  • Association of Minority Zoo & Aquarium Professionals – working with non-profit, whose goal is to increase minority representation throughout the zoo industry, to protect their branding.
  • National Fair Housing Alliance – assisting with protecting and policing its trademarks for national organization dedicated solely to ending discrimination in housing.
  • Great Careers Group – assisting with rebranding efforts for organization that serves individuals in career transition with a focus on the underrepresented, those unique in entering the civilian workforce, and the disadvantaged, including minorities, gender identity populations, veterans and those impacted by ageism.
  • Chief Troy Kerry ex rel. The Apalachee Indians of Louisiana, Talamali Band v. Talimali Band of The Apalachee Indians of Louisiana, Opposition No. 92/074,759 (TTAB)
  • Board Member, James Renwick Alliance, Washington DC

  • WBK Pro Bono Project | Maryland Parole Partnership
    • Working to assist our client, a person serving a life sentence at the Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, Maryland, to prepare his written case to the Maryland Parole Commission. He has been in prison since 1975 (when he was 19).

  • 2021 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll Recipient
  • Chief Troy Kerry ex rel. The Apalachee Indians of Louisiana, Talamali Band v. Talimali Band of The Apalachee Indians of Louisiana, Opposition No. 92/074,759 (TTAB)

  • Board Member, James Renwick Alliance, Washington DC

  • FCC World Radio Advisory Committee 2023
  • Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC)
  • Board of Trustees at William Woods University
  • Crittenton Greater Services of Washington Board Member
  • Wireless History Foundation, Board of Influencers
  • National Consumers League Annual Trumpeter Awards Dinner Committee
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation, plus one to Senator Mike Johanns
  • Founder and donor of the annual WBK Summer Internship
  • Technology Policy Institute, Board of Directors

  • Secretary, Board of Directors of the World Institute on Disability
  • Deputy Treasurer, Board of Trustees of the FCBA Foundation
  • Director of Religious Affairs and Member, Liturgy Committee, Congregation Bet Mishpachah (edited an LGBTQ+ inclusive Shabbat prayer book (2018) and a High Holidays prayer book (2021))

Please contact WBK’s Director of Social Responsibility, Natalie Roisman, at forward@wbklaw.com to discuss how we can work together.