Big Law may be in it for big money, but the legal industry’s giants are making more time than ever to provide services for free. Last year marked a tipping point, with survey data showing more than half of Big Law attorneys devoted more than 20 hours to pro bono work in 2017. Not impressed? It’s the first time that threshold has been surpassed since the survey was instituted in 2000.
As The American Lawyer reported in summer, attorneys were galvanized by turbulent times, responding to everything from the Trump travel ban to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at law firms self-reported pro bono work.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]