The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
September 23, 2011

Hot Off the Presses!

It is recruiting season at major law firms around the country!  Law students may be considering firms which demonstrate a strong institutional commitment to pro bono. The PBEye recently linked to a recruiting video designed by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP*, which highlights early opportunities for associate involvement in pro bono at the firm.

Another way we use pro bono to differentiate firms is by drawing attention to Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® firms.  The Law Firm Pro Bono Project mailed its annual Challenge poster to the career services and public interest offices of all ABA-accredited law schools.  This poster, which lists every firm that is a Signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®, raises the visibility of these firms and makes them more attractive to the students they are trying to recruit.

We are pleased again to have this opportunity to promote Challenge Signatory firms, and publicize their commitment to pro bono to law students around the nation.

Please contact Law Firm Pro Bono Project Assistant Mary Baroch for an electronic and/or paper copy of the poster.  Click here for a full list of Signatory firms.

Let us know how your firm uses pro bono as a recruiting tool by leaving a comment below.

*denotes a Signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®