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Directory Year: 2021

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP - Wilmington, Delaware

http://www.potteranderson.com

Pro Bono/Public Interest

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Pro Bono Contact

Pro Bono Contact Name William Chapman
Pro Bono Contact Title Director of Pro Bono Services
Pro Bono Contact Phone 302-984-6019
Pro Bono Contact Email [email protected]
Is the pro bono information indicated here firm-wide or specific to one office? Firm-wide
% Firm Billable Hours last year 1.5%
Average Hours per Attorney last year 25

Pro Bono Participation

Percent of associates participating last year 75%
Percent of partners participating last year 32%
Percent of other lawyers participating last year 50%

Average hours

Average hours per associate last year 30
Average hours per partner last year 9
Average hours per other lawyer last year 48
What percentage of attorneys performed more than 20 hours? 23%
What was the number of actual pro bono hours contributed by the organization in the prior calendar year? 2320
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?

Legal services for those in need.

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 fosters a culture that values pro bono work and recognizes, supports and encourages the participation of its associates in pro bono activities. All approved pro bono hours recorded during the year will be included in the total number of hours contributed by an associate for purposes of bonus calculation in a given year.

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?

No 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): An attorney who coordinates pro bono projects as an ancillary duty to other work
How is pro bono work assigned/distributed?

Associates are approached by the Pro Bono Coordinator or by agencies like Delaware Volunteer Legal Services and the Office of the Child Advocate seeking to place cases. Associates are asked to assist with pro bono matters originated by partners. Associates and partners are also appointed by the court to represent clients on a pro bono basis.

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) Department Chair
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?

Representation of children in foster care and immigration matters; representation of parties seeking protection from abuse orders; representation of a party in a landlord/tenant dispute.

Fellowship sponsorship

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