NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2021

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP - Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP - Firmwide

Pro Bono/Public Interest

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Pro Bono Contact

Pro Bono Contact Name Spencer Short
Pro Bono Contact Title Chair
Pro Bono Contact Phone (215) 564-8127
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 N/A
Average Hours per Attorney last year N/A

Pro Bono Participation

Percent of associates participating last year N/A
Percent of partners participating last year N/A
Percent of other lawyers participating last year N/A

Average hours

Average hours per associate last year N/A
Average hours per partner last year N/A
Average hours per other lawyer last year N/A
What percentage of attorneys performed more than 20 hours? N/A
What was the number of actual pro bono hours contributed by the organization in the prior calendar year? N/A
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?

Stradley has a long-standing tradition of serving not only our clients but the communities in which we work and live. Whether through charitable giving, volunteering, or representing clients in pro bono matters, we believe it is out responsibility to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate - and to create a "Culture of Contribution" that gives back for generations to come.

Stradley has adopted the American Bar Association's definition for what constitutes pro bono work (as set forth in Model Rule 6.1). Among other things, this includes (1) the provision of free legal services to persons of limited means or to charitable, religious, civic, community, governmental and/or educational organizations in matters that are designed primarily to address the needs of persons of limited means; and (2) the delivery of legal services at no fee or substantially reduced fee to individuals, groups or organizations seeking to secure or protect civil rights, civil liberties or public rights, or charitable, religious, civic, community, governmental and educational organizations in matters in furtherance of their organizational purposes, where the payment of standard legal fees would significantly deplete the organization's economic resources or would be otherwise inappropriate.

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?

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
Pro Bono Committee
Other
How is pro bono work assigned/distributed?
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
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.)

Please visit our website to view some of our more recent pro bono work with our summer class!

https://www.stradley.com/insights/news/2021/summer-program-contributes-pro-bono-services

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

Stradley Ronon lawyers routinely represent low-income, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged people on a variety of issues, including civil rights, employment, property/housing, custody, issues impacting seniors, and the death penalty.

Fellowship sponsorship

Does your organization sponsor split public interest summer and/or post-graduate fellowships? Case-by-case
Public Interest Fellowship Comments