Pro Bono Newsletter

March 2015

Pro Bono Newsletter

Welcome from the Pro Bono Committee
It's an exciting time for the pro bono program at Blank Rome. For the first time in our Firm's history, pro bono is mandatory for our attorneys and paralegals; every attorney and paralegal is required to do at least 25 hours of pro bono service annually. (Read more)

Pro Bono Service Soars at Blank Rome with New Policy
On September 1, 2014, Blank Rome implemented its most significant change to the Firm's Pro Bono Policy since first passing a formal policy in 2001: pro bono service at Blank Rome became mandatory. (Read more)

Blank Rome Launches New Pro Bono Signature Project: The Clemency Project
In Fall 2014, Blank Rome launched a new Pro Bono Signature Project, the Clemency Project. The Clemency Project is one of the largest pro bono projects in the Firm's history, with over 80 Blank Rome attorneys and paralegals volunteering for the project. (Read more)

Seeking Nominations: Edwin P. Rome Pro Bono Achievement Award
The Pro Bono Committee is now accepting nominations for this year's Edwin P. Rome Pro Bono Achievement Award. This award was created to recognize dedication to pro bono service and to honor those who are committed to seeking equal access to justice for all. (Read more)

Spotlight on a Volunteer: Jason Miller
Jason Miller has been a leader in the Firm's pro bono program for many years. Jason serves on the New York Pro Bono Coordinating Committee and his varied pro bono projects provide a great example of the different types of transactional pro bono work available to attorneys at Blank Rome. (Read more)

Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King through Pro Bono Service
On Monday, January 19, 2015, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, the Firm sponsored its largest SeniorLAW Center legal clinic ever. (Read more)

Thank You to Our Pro Bono Committees
Blank Rome's pro bono program could not survive, much less thrive and grow, without the help and support of our Firm-wide Pro Bono Committee, chaired by Grant Palmer, and the Pro Bono Coordinating Committees located in each of the Firm's offices. (Read more)

2014 Pro Bono Honor Roll
Congratulations to all of our attorneys and paralegals who met, or exceeded, the Firm's goal of providing 65 hours of pro bono service in 2014, and will receive a 2014 Pro Bono Award. (Read more)

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