Is it possible that, for once, pro bono will be safe from a recession? Nationally, 2007 was a banner year for pro bono work. The average Am Law 100 firm logged 25,893 hours, up 13.2 percent from 2006. Total hours grew to 4.8 million -- a record. A number of reasons explain why firms saw their pro bono numbers grow. But many say the slowdown helped, as a drop in transactional work freed up time for lawyers to pursue pro bono projects.
Pro Bono Report 2008: A Silver Lining to Economic Downturn?
The American Lawyer
July 14, 2008