The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
August 8, 2013

Esther F. Lardent Recognized as AmLaw Top Innovator


PBI President and CEO Esther F. Lardent

The PBEye takes great pleasure in congratulating PBI President and CEO Esther F. Lardent on being recognized as one of The American Lawyer’s top 50 innovators! This special honor recognizes individuals in the legal field who have been innovative thinkers and doers, and as a result have made a significant impact in the legal community. Lardent is joined by a remarkable group of innovators including former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.

“I am personally honored and quite humbled to receive this award. I am deeply indebted to the PBI staff, the PBI Board, the Law Firm Pro Bono Project Advisory Committee, the Corporate Pro Bono Advisory Board, and the countless volunteers who have all played a major role in helping transform the pro bono culture in law firms and legal departments around the world,” Lardent said.

We congratulate all of the honorees and encourage them to keep up the good work!

Read the article on Lardent, “Raising the Bar,” online at The American Lawyer and read the full list here: The American Lawyer’s Top 50 Innovators.