Law firms had no shortage of options for channeling their pro bono resources in 2019. From immigration and asylum issues to tenants’ rights, criminal justice and human rights, the Am Law 200 put more effort than ever into their myriad missions, resulting in 5.4 million hours of pro bono work, as well as higher individual averages and more widespread engagement, according to The American Lawyer’s annual Pro Bono Scorecard.

Now, as the coronavirus crisis brings additional need to the forefront in 2020, law firms anticipate a surge of pro bono cases related to housing and employment issues, even as the challenges of remote work have complicated lawyers’ efforts to deliver for their clients.