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Linklaters LLP - New York, New York

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Pro Bono Contact

Pro Bono Contact Name Ms. Karen Carbonell
Pro Bono Contact Title Pro Bono Manager
Pro Bono Contact Phone 212-830-9519
Pro Bono Contact Email
Is the pro bono information indicated here firm-wide or specific to one office? Office-specific
% Firm Billable Hours last year
Average Hours per Attorney last year 34

Pro Bono Participation

Percent of associates participating last year 79%
Percent of partners participating last year 43%
Percent of other lawyers participating last year 43%

Average hours

Average hours per associate last year
Average hours per partner last year
Average hours per other lawyer last year
What percentage of attorneys performed more than 20 hours? 41%
What was the number of actual pro bono hours contributed by the organization in the prior calendar year? 4,236
Does the organization maintain a written pro bono policy that sets forth the organization's commitment to pro bono? Yes
How does the organization define what constitutes pro bono legal work? We focus our pro bono efforts primarily on matters that meet the Pro Bono Institute definition of pro bono.
Does the organization set annual goals regarding the minimum number of pro bono hours to be contributed by the organization? No
Does the organization set individual attorney goals regarding the minimum number of pro bono hours to be contributed? No


Is an attorney's commitment to pro bono activity considered a favorable factor in advancement and compensation decisions? Yes
If yes, to what extent?

Pro bono support services

Are full-time support services (word processing, online research Lexis/Westlaw, out of pocket costs) available for pro bono representation? Yes
If so, are there any limitations?
Are associates provided written evaluations of their work on pro bono matters? Yes
Does the organization employ one or more of the following structures to manage its pro bono program and to provide training and guidance to participating attorneys? (Check all that apply): Pro Bono Committee
Non-attorney administrator
How is pro bono work assigned/distributed? Lawyers are regularly presented with pro bono opportunities and volunteer to handle matters if they are of interest. Lawyers are also welcome to present the Committee with opportunities for consideration.
If an attorney is permitted to bring a pro bono case for possible consideration by the firm, who makes decisions about whether the firm will handle the matter? (check all that apply) Pro Bono Coordinator
Pro Bono Committee

Enabling pro bono or public interest work

Does the organization provide any of the following to enable its attorneys to participate in pro bono activities or work in a public interest setting? (Check all that apply): Sabbaticals
If so please describe

Summer associate pro bono opportunities

Are pro bono opportunities available for summer associates? Yes
Additional comments (Please use this space to provide any additional information about your organization's pro bono program including any special recognition or awards the organization has received for its pro bono work.) We believe that providing pro bono legal advice and representation is a professional responsibility of all of our lawyers. We focus our pro bono work globally on human rights, rule of law/good governance, social finance and cross border research opportunities. Locally, we also represent victims of persecution from countries around the world in their requests for asylum; assist women who are victims of domestic violence with their residency applications; represent indigent criminal defendants; provide support to non-profit organizations seeking to address societal issues; and advise micro-entrepreneurs aiming to stimulate economic development in disadvantaged areas.

In 2013, we were the recipient of the Urban Justice Center Social Justice Award.

In 2014, we were honored with the American Lawyer Global Pro Bono Project of the Year, Africa, for The Liberian Case Index Project.

We also received Standout recognition by the 2014 FT Most Innovative Lawyers, North America, for our social responsibility work.
What are some of the areas in which your organization has performed pro bono work in the past year? Civil Rights, Consumer Debt, Community Development, Criminal, Immigration, Life Planning, Non-profit Incorporations, Tax, Veterans

Fellowship sponsorship

Does your organization sponsor split public interest summer and/or post-graduate fellowships? No
Public Interest Fellowship Comments