The Pro Bono Publico Awards honor individuals or organizations in the legal community that enhance the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to the poor or disadvantaged.
Trachtman’s commitment to pro bono services spans a quarter-century and is exemplified by his work at Kramer Levin, where he headed the firm’s Pro Bono Committee from 1994 to 2011. In his role, Trachtman dedicated 200 to 400 hours a year to administering the program and 100 to 500 hours a year to substantive pro bono work. And although he has stepped down as chairman, he still devoted more than 500 hours last year to pro bono activities, which includes significant work on matters related to Social Security disability and LGBT rights.
More information on the Pro Bono Publico Awards is available here.