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Directory Year: 2020

Fox Rothschild LLP - Raleigh, North Carolina

Pro Bono/Public Interest

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Pro Bono Contact

Pro Bono Contact Name Robert Tintner, Esquire and Archana Nath, Esquire
Pro Bono Contact Title Pro Bono Committee Co-Chairs
Pro Bono Contact Phone 215-299-2000
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 .66%
Average Hours per Attorney last year 30.92

Pro Bono Participation

Percent of associates participating last year 62.39%
Percent of partners participating last year 87.64%
Percent of other lawyers participating last year 66.67%

Average hours

Average hours per associate last year 41.78
Average hours per partner last year 26.23
Average hours per other lawyer last year 30.45
What percentage of attorneys performed more than 20 hours? 39.74
What was the number of actual pro bono hours contributed by the organization in the prior calendar year? 8867.8
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?

The Firm defines pro bono work as legal work that a lawyer does for free, which is in lieu of legal work one would perform on behalf of the paying client, and which is on behalf of someone who needs assistance and is unable to pay.

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

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? The Firm wishes to ensure that associates’ pro bono work is given serious consideration during the annual associate evaluation process. Prior to each evaluation, the Pro Bono Committee requests from each associate a memorandum describing their pro bono activities during the past year. The Pro Bono Committee will then forward these memorandum, along with their comments, as part of the associate evaluation process. Serious consideration to each associate’s pro bono work is given in the evaluation process. Each lawyer in the Firm will be given billable hour credit for time spent on pro bono matters up to fifty hours per year. Additional billable hour credit may be given upon approval.

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?

Case by case basis.

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
How is pro bono work assigned/distributed?

Case by case, depending on jurisdiction.

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 Committee
Department Chair

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): Other
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.)
What are some of the areas in which your organization has performed pro bono work in the past year?

Arts/Entertainment Asylum and Immigration Benefits
Child Advocacy
Civil Rights
Corporate/Tax advice
Criminal Justice Reform
Disability Law
Education Law
Family Law
Healthcare
LGBT Rights
Nonprofit Organizations
Personal Law (Wills, Trusts, Estates)
Real Estate and Zoning Transactional agreements
Veterans Rights

Some organizations that we have helped are below:

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Alliance for Children's Rights
Habitat for Humanity International Association of Defense Counsel
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Soft Bones, Inc.
The Ron Silknnitter Foundation
US Military Volunteer Bordentown Historical Society 

Fellowship sponsorship

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