August 06, 2018

Pro Bono Publico Award

Each year the Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service presents five awards to individual lawyers and institutions in the legal profession that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged. The awards are presented during a luncheon at the ABA Annual Meeting in August.

The Pro Bono Publico Awards program seeks to identify and honor individual lawyers and small and large law firms, government attorney offices, corporate law departments and other institutions in the legal profession that have enhanced the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to our nation's poor and disadvantaged. These services are of critical importance to the increasing number of people in this country living in a state of poverty who are in need of legal representation to improve their lives.

The commitment, energy and new approaches to the delivery of pro bono service demonstrated by past recipients serve as models for others in the legal profession.

2018 Recipients

The Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is pleased to announce that the five recipients of the 2018 Pro Bono Publico Award are:

Patrick Arenz – Robins Kaplan LLP – Minneapolis, MN

Deborah Coleman –  Coleman Law LLC – Cleveland, OH

Ballard Spahr LLP – Philadelphia, PA

Cooley LLP – Palo Alto, CA

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP – New York, NY

The Pro Bono Publico award

The Pro Bono Publico award