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Jenner & Block’s Washington, DC office has once again been recognized as a leading law firm for pro bono service at the annual “40 at 50” Judicial Pro Bono Recognition Breakfast held on April 1, 2015. Sponsored by the DC Circuit Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, the event honored local law firms in which at least 40 percent of all lawyers dedicated 50 or more hours in 2014 to providing free legal representation to individuals with limited financial resources or to charitable organizations. DC Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland, DC District Court Chief Judge Richard W. Roberts and other District of Columbia federal judges were among those in attendance.
This marks the 13th consecutive year that Jenner & Block’s DC office has been recognized for this pro bono achievement.
The firm was also one of a select group of 10 firms recognized for at least 50 percent participation at 50 hours or more, as well as a group of five firms that had 60 percent participation at 60 hours or more in 2014. In addition, Jenner & Block was one of only two firms specially honored for 65 percent or more of all lawyers performing at least 50 hours of pro bono work last year and one of three firms in which at least 40 percent of office partners reached the 50-hour plateau.
The Judicial Conference has recognized the firm every year since the inception of the “40 at 50” list in 2003.
More information about the firm’s commitment to pro bono and public service can be found here.