Mia Friedman, Director of Pro Bono and Social Responsibility at Fish & Richardson P.C., is part of the legal talent and inclusion team, and is based in our Boston office.

Mia leads and manages the firm’s pro bono practice for Fish’s 12 U.S. offices, and works closely with the firm-wide pro bono chair. Mia is active in the legal services community, volunteering her time with the Lawyers Clearinghouse’s Board of Directors and the Boston Bar Association’s delivery of legal services section.

Before joining Fish, Mia was the legal clinic director at Lawyers Clearinghouse, where she managed the Massachusetts Legal Clinic for the Homeless, a program that facilitates the provision of civil legal services to over 250 homeless and low-income clients each year. Mia’s work at Lawyers Clearinghouse also included directing and expanding the Access to Justice Fellows Program, an innovative pro bono model for senior and retired judges and attorneys. She was previously the director of public interest and pro bono programs at Suffolk University Law School, where she managed law student pro bono work and counseled students interested in public service careers.

Prior to her professional roles in pro bono management, Mia practiced as a civil litigator at a small Boston firm.

Professional associations

  • Lawyers Clearinghouse, Board of Directors (2021-present)
  • MA SJC Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, Subcommittee on Pandemic Pro Bono (2020-2021)
  • Boston Bar Association, Delivery of Legal Services Section, Steering Committee Member (2010-Present), Co-Chair (2020-2022)
  • MA Access to Justice Commission's COVID-19 Taskforce, Pro Bono Committee Tri-Chair (2020)
  • Association of Pro Bono Counsel (2019-Present)