April 23, 2014

Jenner & Block’s Washington, DC office has been recognized for its outstanding leadership in the area of pro bono service.  At the 12th annual “40 at 50” Judicial Pro Bono Recognition Breakfast held on April 23, 2014, the judges of the District of Columbia federal courts honored local law firms in which at least 40 percent of all attorneys dedicated 50 or more hours in 2013 to providing free legal representation to individuals with limited financial resources or to charitable organizations.  D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland, D.C. District Court Chief Judge Richard W. Roberts and other District of Columbia federal judges were among those in attendance.

Beyond achieving that benchmark, Jenner & Block was part of a select group of 12 firms recognized for at least 50 percent participation at or more than 50 hours in 2013.

In addition, the program bestowed a special honor to Jenner & Block as one of only two firms where at least 65 percent or more of all attorneys contributed at least 50 hours of pro bono service.

The D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services sponsors this annual event to promote the goal that each attorney contribute at least 50 pro bono hours per year.  The Judicial Conference has recognized the firm every year since the “40 at 50” list’s inception.

More information on the firm’s tradition of public service can be found here.