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Stites & Harbison PLLC - Lexington, Kentucky

Pro Bono/Public Interest

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Pro Bono Contact

Pro Bono Contact Name Varies by office
Pro Bono Contact Title
Pro Bono Contact Phone
Pro Bono Contact Email
Is the pro bono information indicated here firm-wide or specific to one office? Firm-wide
% Firm Billable Hours last year 2.3%
Average Hours per Attorney last year 58

Pro Bono Participation

Percent of associates participating last year 25%
Percent of partners participating last year 66%
Percent of other lawyers participating last year 9%

Average hours

Average hours per associate last year 33
Average hours per partner last year 69
Average hours per other lawyer last year 45
What percentage of attorneys performed more than 20 hours? 38.4%
What was the number of actual pro bono hours contributed by the organization in the prior calendar year? 6,278
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? Pro Bono Legal Services consitute providing legal services at no fee or reduced fee to persons of limited means and/or by financial support for organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means.
Does the organization set annual goals regarding the minimum number of pro bono hours to be contributed by the organization? No

Attorney pro bono goals

Does the organization set individual attorney goals regarding the minimum number of pro bono hours to be contributed? Yes
If yes, what is that annual goal? 50

Advancement/compensation

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? No
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): An attorney who coordinates pro bono projects as an ancillary duty to other work
How is pro bono work assigned/distributed? Members or Service Group Leader
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) Other
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):

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.)
What are some of the areas in which your organization has performed pro bono work in the past year? Centers for Women & Children; Habitat for Humanity; Southern Poverty Law Center; Legal Aid Society; Legal Aid of Middle Tennesse; Nashville Pro Bono Program; HELP Clinic; Fayette County Bar Association Pro Bono Association; Fayette County Bar Association Domestic Violence Advocacy Program

Fellowship sponsorship

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