In addition to our commitment to providing the highest quality legal services to our clients, at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu we also consider the performance of public service (pro bono) activities by our lawyers to be an extremely important part of our greater social responsibility to protect basic human rights and to realize social justice.
We are, therefore, actively involved in public service activities in a number of ways. For instance, our lawyers serve as defense counsel appointed by the court in designated court cases, or assigned by the bar association to counsel suspects prior to being formally charged. We assist in providing legal consultation services and participate in other committee activities provided by the bar association or other similar organizations. Our lawyers also actively engage in the training of younger generation of legal professionals by teaching as adjunct law school professors at Japanese universities, law schools or other similar institutions and are also dispatched to Japan's ministries and governmental organizations to support their legislative and/or administrative activities.