Saturday, July 16, 2011

Comment on the report on pro bono by large firms

About two weeks ago I posted a link to a report by the American Lawyer magazine that concluded that major firms contributed significantly fewer hours of pro bono service in 2010 than in the previous two years.  See here.

In response to the report and the media commentary that followed, Esther F. Lardent, president and chief executive officer of the Pro Bono Institute, published an op-ed piece in the National Law Journal in which she argues that we should be optimistic that the policy, personnel and attitudinal changes undertaken during the past decade by large firms when it comes to pro bono provide the infrastructure and support that will keep pro bono work strong and vital at these firms.  You can read the full article here.

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