Blank Rome Recognized in The American Lawyer’s 2021 Pro Bono Scorecard
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that our firm was recognized in The American Lawyer’s 2021 Pro Bono Scorecard for pro bono work completed as well as dedicated hours and commitment to providing pro bono assistance in 2020, marking the second year that our firm has been recognized for its strong performance and dedication to pro bono.
In this year’s scorecard, Blank Rome was ranked 25th nationwide among Am Law 200 firms for its breadth of commitment to pro bono service, determined by the percentage of attorneys who completed 20 pro bono hours or more in the prior year. Furthermore, our firm was ranked 47th nationally for pro bono services provided by Am Law 200 firms. Notably, our attorneys and paralegals donated nearly 34,000 pro bono hours in 2020, with an average number of 59 hours per person, and with 165 attorneys and paralegals donating more than 65 hours. This year, in honor of the firm’s 75th anniversary, Blank Rome also launched the 75 for 75 campaign, a firm-wide initiative that encourages all attorneys and paralegals to complete at least 75 pro bono hours in 2021. To learn more about Blank Rome’s pro bono program and initiatives, please visit blankrome.com/pro-bono.
According to The American Lawyer, the 2021 Pro Bono Scorecard focused on quantifying the pro bono contributions of Am Law 200 firms while also noting that the challenging circumstances of 2020—where a pandemic, racial justice protests, and a contentious election coincided—inspired the legal industry’s largest firms to “pour themselves into pro bono,” resulting in an uptick in pro bono hours and a strengthened commitment to this area of meaningful work.