Seitz Ross recognizes the importance of providing representation to those unable to afford it. Among other things, Seitz Ross attorneys serve on the District of Delaware Federal Civil Panel, a panel appointed by the Court to provide pro bono representation in meritorious civil cases.
Seitz Ross has also made amicus curiae submissions to the Delaware Supreme Court. Recently, the Court sua sponte designated and appointed C.J. Seitz as amicus curiae in Brian E. Peierls and E. Jeffrey Peierls, Nos. 11/12/13, 2013. Seitz Ross also filed an amicus curiae brief in the Delaware Supreme Court on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Delaware urging affirmance in Delaware Valley Field Services v. Ramirez, No. 556,2012 (Del. 2013), a case raising the issue whether federal law bars undocumented immigrant employees who are injured in the course of their employment from recovering workers' compensation benefits.
The Delaware District Court judges awarded C.J. Seitz the Caleb R. Layton Award, in recognition of his service to the District Court in pro bono cases.
Our firm will continue this commitment to the legal profession by selectively undertaking meritorious cases for civil litigants unable to afford access to the courts.