Yesterday, the chief judges of the D.C. Court of Appeals and the D.C. Superior Court released their second annual Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, recognizing the contributions of those D.C. Bar members, and others authorized to perform pro bono legal work, who donated 50 hours or more of pro bono service during the last calendar year.
Nearly 4100 attorneys reported performing 50 hours or more of pro bono work in 2012, with more than half of them performing 100 hours or more. Honor Roll members reflect the full diversity of our legal community, hailing from 133 law firms and scores of solo practices, federal government agencies, and public interest organizations.
D.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Eric T. Washington and Superior Court Chief Judge Lee F. Satterfield praised the honorees in a joint letter published on the D.C. Courts website. In addition to receiving recognition from the Courts, all Honor Roll members satisfy their professional obligation under Rule 6.1 of the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct by performing 50 hours or more of pro bono service.
We are pleased to see so many attorneys who participate in Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Program receive this much-deserved public recognition. We congratulate and thank you all for making justice real for persons living in poverty in our city.