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In a new survey on pro bono work, the American Bar Association found 81 percent of lawyers at some point have done pro bono work—good job!—but that the majority have done so on a limited basis, putting in an average of 16.4 hours per matter. Those who committed to full representation logged an average of 45.7 hours—laudable, but still below the ABA’s goal of 50 hours per lawyer per year.

But some lawyers and firms go way beyond 50 hours, tackling big-time litigation in the name of justice. Today’s Lit Daily salutes a few of them, highlighting recent cases by lawyers from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Covington & Burling; Kirkland & Ellis; Morrison & Foerster and Holwell Shuster & Goldberg.

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Jenna Greene

Jenna Greene is editor of The Litigation Daily and author of the "Daily Dicta" column. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and can be reached at jgreene@alm.com.

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