Blank Rome Recognized as 2020 ABA Free Legal Answers Pro Bono Leader
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that our firm was recognized as a 2020 Pro Bono Leader by the American Bar Association’s (“ABA”) Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service in recognition of our firm’s dedication to and “extraordinary pro bono services” through ABA Free Legal Answers. Our attorneys notably answered 105 civil legal questions in 2020 through the online platform.
ABA Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal clinic through which income-eligible clients can post civil legal services questions to be answered by pro bono attorneys from their state. The website increases access to advice and information about non-criminal legal matters for those who cannot afford a lawyer, and there is no fee for the use of the system or for the advice and information provided by the lawyer. To learn more about ABA Free Legal Answers, please visit abafreelegalanswers.org.
Pro bono service is encouraged and supported across Blank Rome, through training, mentoring, and promoting a culture that recognizes the importance of ensuring that everyone has equal access to legal representation. Blank Rome’s formal pro bono policy requires that each of our attorneys and paralegals undertake at least 25 hours of pro bono service every year. In 2021, as we celebrate Blank Rome’s 75th anniversary, our firm is encouraging that our attorneys and paralegals complete 75 hours of pro bono service this year in recognition of this milestone.