Pro Bono Report 2009: Ranking the Firms



This chart lists the nation’s 200 highest-grossing firms, ranked by their pro bono score. For our Methodology, click here. Half of the score comes from the average number of pro bono hours per lawyer, while the other half represents the percentage of lawyers who perform more than 20 hours of pro bono work. Calculations are based on U.S. offices only. We define pro bono as legal services donated to organizations or individuals that could not otherwise afford them. We do not include work done by paralegals or summer associates, nor time spent on bar association work, on non-legal work for charities, or on boards of nonprofit organizations. A score of 0 indicates that pro bono numbers were not submitted. Percentage of lawyers with more than 20 hours of work may exceed 100 percent because of the way lawyers are counted and the time of year numbers are gathered.

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