Pro Bono Contact
|Pro Bono Contact Name
|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 Billable Hours last year
|Average Hours per Attorney last year
Pro Bono Participation
|Percent of associates participating last year
|Percent of partners participating last year
|Percent of other lawyers participating last year
|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?
|What was the number of actual pro bono hours contributed by the organization in the prior calendar year?
|Does the organization maintain a written pro bono policy that sets forth the organization's commitment to pro bono?
|How does the organization define what constitutes pro bono legal work?
The direct delivery of legal services, without expectation of compensation other than reimbursement of expenses, to: (i) indigent individuals; (ii) not-for-profit organizations with the primary purpose of providing services to the poor or on behalf of the poor or disadvantaged; (iii) not-for-profit organizations whose primary purpose may be other than providing services to the poor or on behalf of the poor or disadvantaged, but where the pro bono legal services provided primarily relate to services to the poor or on behalf of the poor or disadvantaged; (iv) not-for-profit organizations with the primary purpose of improving the law and the legal system, or increasing access to justice; and (v) individuals, groups, or not-forprofit organizations seeking to secure or protect civil rights or civil liberties.
|Does the organization set annual goals regarding the minimum number of pro bono hours to be contributed by the organization?
|Does the organization set individual attorney goals regarding the minimum number of pro bono hours to be contributed?
|Is an attorney's commitment to pro bono activity considered a favorable factor in advancement and compensation decisions?
|If yes, to what extent?
|Associates and paralegals automatically receive up to 100 hours of billable credit for pro bono work per billable year, and may be pre-approved for more than 100 hours of billable credit on a case by case basis. Demonstrated commitment to the community through pro bono work is part of the leadership profile that the firm looks for in advancing associates to partnership. Partners report pro bono hours and matters as part of their annual self-evaluation, and pro bono commitment is considered by the Partner Compensation Committee in determining partner compensation.
Pro bono support services
|Are full-time support services (word processing, online research Lexis/Westlaw, out of pocket costs) available for pro bono representation?
|If so, are there any limitations?
|Are associates provided written evaluations of their work on pro bono matters?
|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?
Pro Bono Committee
|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
|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?
|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?
|Does your organization sponsor split public interest summer and/or post-graduate fellowships?
|Public Interest Fellowship Comments