DC Circuit Pro Bono Standing Committee Recognizes Arnold & Porter as a Pro Bono Leader
The DC Circuit Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services once again honored Arnold & Porter at its virtual "40 at 50" Judicial Pro Bono Recognition Event for providing "outstanding leadership in pro bono service" for residents of Washington, DC.
The event recognized 25 local law firms for their outstanding leadership in pro bono service and encouraged members of the bar to provide pro bono legal services to persons living in poverty in the District of Columbia. The 18th annual event honored law firms at which at least 40% of all attorneys dedicated 50 or more hours in 2021 to providing free legal representation to individuals with limited financial resources or to charitable organizations. Arnold & Porter received additional recognition for having 40% or more of firm partners hit the 50-hour mark, as well as for having at least 50% of firm attorneys dedicate 50 or more hours to pro bono service.
“By focusing on pro bono service, these firms are upholding the most important values of the legal profession. Since low‐income DC residents have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic and its aftermath, the pro bono work of these firms is especially critical in this time. Together, the attorneys at these firms devoted hundreds of thousands of hours to help ensure that persons living in poverty in DC have equal access to justice under law,” District of Columbia Circuit Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan said about the event.