DLA Piper unveiled a program Monday that creates what many first-year associates might call a dream job — the opportunity to work on pro bono cases while taking home a six-figure salary unheard of at most public service organizations.

Starting in January, two incoming DLA Piper associates each year will be selected to do exclusively pro bono work for a year as part of the firm’s DLA Piper/Krantz Fellowship Program, named for recently retired partner and pro bono advocate Sheldon Krantz.