Tuesday, June 06, 2006

DLA Piper takes the pledge big time

This remarkable commitment to pro bono service deserves the highest praise.
DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary's pro bono arm has picked three international projects and announced how many hours its lawyers will commit to pro bono work this year. New Perimeter, the firm's not-for-profit affiliate, which coordinates its overseas pro bono activities, has committed more than 13,000 lawyer hours, with an estimated value of more than $6m (£3.19m), for 2006. The three projects that will benefit from the firm's input this year are the South Africa Litigation Centre, the Global Foodbanking Network and the CHF International Micro Financing Project.
News like this more often than not goes completely unnoticed. Indeed, there are countless numbers of lawyers doing millions of hours of annual pro bono service nationally and world wide without any notice at all. It makes me very proud of my profession. Nice going, DLA Piper!


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