Counting the Hours: Pro Bono and Big Law

The American Lawyer


The world’s largest law firms spent millions of hours on pro bono in 2016, increasing the amount of time they spent for indigent clients around the globe. Hours continued to tick up last year, but still lag behind pre-recession levels. We look at the themes that emerged in pro bono last year, some of the specific matters, how many hours individual firms performed and what we might see in 2017 when it comes to pro bono efforts.

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