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2014 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Norton Rose Fulbright

2014 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Norton Rose Fulbright

By John Glynn

Norton Rose Fulbright is one of the largest global legal practices with more than 3,800 lawyers in over 50 locations spanning six continents. The law firm believes in contributing to the communities where they live and work, and it organizes pro bono services through a 15-member committee of partners representing each of its 11 U.S. offices. 

Attorneys at the law firm annually provide tens of thousands of hours to pro bono matters across the globe, amounting to millions of dollars in legal fees donated each year to help those unable to pay for legal fees. In 2013 alone, Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers logged almost 105,000 hours of pro bono worldwide. In the firm’s U.S. offices alone, 85 percent of attorneys logged volunteer hours, for an average of 111 hours per lawyer. 

The ABA 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.

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service provides national leadership in policy, outreach, implementation and technical assistance activities designed to encourage, expand and improve pro bono activities and programs.

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