International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm has received the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Free Legal Answers 2020 Pro Bono Leader Award. Dorsey was recognized for the 128 civil legal questions it answered through the ABA Free Legal Answers Project, a virtual legal advice clinic.
The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service presents this annual recognition to individual attorneys, law firms, corporate law departments and other organizations that have provided extraordinary pro bono services through ABA Free Legal Answers. The 2020 recipient individual attorneys each answered 50 or more civil legal questions and firm/organization recipients collectively answered 75 or more questions in the 2020 calendar year.
“Community is a Dorsey core value, and pro bono work is one of the most important ways we give back to the community,” said Bill Stoeri, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “Our attorneys exemplify that core value through their commitment and passion to help the disadvantaged in our communities obtain access to legal services. We are extremely honored by this recognition.”
Since becoming a charter signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge in 1993, Dorsey has met the Challenge each year and contributed at least three percent of billable hours to pro bono work. In 2020, Dorsey’s U.S. offices logged more than 34,000 challenge pro bono hours.