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Pro Bono As We See It
September 1, 2016

Does Size Matter?

In the Spring, PBI’s Law Firm Pro Bono Project released its 2015 Report on the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®, which examines the pro bono activities of Challenge signatories.

We’ve previously shared highlights about pro bono time devoted to those of limited means and law firm charitable giving. This year, for the first time, we analyzed pro bono performance by firm size. Firms with headcounts of more than 1,000 attorneys had the highest average pro bono percentage in 2015 (3.77%):

avg pro bono by size

Similarly, attorney participation rates steadily rose as firm size increased:

particpation rates by firm size

We are thankful to all signatories, regardless of headcount, for their service and pro bono leadership.

To learn more about law firm pro bono performance, check out the Law Firm Project’s discussion of The State of Law Firm Pro Bono on its podcast, the Pro Bono Happy Hour. If your firm of 50 or more lawyers would like to join the Challenge, please contact Law Firm Pro Bono Project Assistant Elysse DeRita.

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