NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2023

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum - Louisville, Kentucky

Pro Bono/Public Interest

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Pro Bono Contact

Pro Bono Contact Name April Wimberg, Acting Chair
Pro Bono Contact Title Partner
Pro Bono Contact Phone 502.322.7711
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
Average Hours per Attorney last year 14.3

Pro Bono Participation

Percent of associates participating last year 60.8
Percent of partners participating last year 37.2
Percent of other lawyers participating last year 18.8

Average hours

Average hours per associate last year 13.4
Average hours per partner last year 21.4
Average hours per other lawyer last year .7
What percentage of attorneys performed more than 20 hours? 16
What was the number of actual pro bono hours contributed by the organization in the prior calendar year? 3,412
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 work undertaken, without expectation of a fee, generally on behalf of people of lesser means who are without the financial ability to pay for counsel, or organizations that predominantly serve such citizens.

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? The firm encourages all attorneys and paralegals to perform at least 50 hours of pro bono work per year


Is an attorney's commitment to pro bono activity considered a favorable factor in advancement and compensation decisions? Yes
If yes, to what extent? Attorneys and paralegals are entitled to count up to 50 hours of approved pro bono as billable hours. More than 50 hours of pro bono can be counted as billable hours under certain circumstances.

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? 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?

Working attorney can make a request or can be assigned by the Practice Group Chair.

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.)

Recognition from the Louisville Bar Association, Louisville Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Firm of the Year, Louisville Business First Most Philanthropic Medium Sized Firm; Legal Aid Society of Louisville Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer Award, Pro Bono Attorney of the year Indiana Bar, Pro Bono Firm of the year Indianapolis Bar, Pro Bono Publico Award Indiana Bar Foundation

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

Lawyers in the Firm donate significant pro bono legal services in a wide variety of practice areas to organizations and individuals in need, including litigation, corporate law, tax, real estate, finance and public interest matters.

Fellowship sponsorship

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