D.C. BAR PRO BONO INITIATIVE D.C. Law Firms Contributed Almost 1 Million Pro Bono Hours in 2018! Last year, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Initiative Signatory Firms devoted 967,626 hours to pro bono service - a record-breaking achievement. Since 2001, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Initiative has encouraged the District's law firms to commit to pro bono legal services at specified levels and track their progress in an annual survey submitted to the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center. "Lawyers in D.C. are more dedicated to pro bono service than lawyers anywhere else in the country," says D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Executive Director Rebecca K. Troth. "We hope that even more lawyers will be inspired to serve low-income D.C. residents in need in the coming year." 81% attorney particip in pro bono w ation ork Kirkland & Ellis associates secured a favorable housing settlement for their client, Ms. A. (center). Photo credit: Elliott O'Donovan. the highest rs u o h o n o l pro b 967,626 tota ce the Initiative began number sin Akin Gump attorneys successfully brokered a settlement in a case placed through the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, for a group of tenants (third and fourth from left) facing eviction. An average of 4.9% of all billable hours devoted to pro bono work Crowell & Moring attorneys celebrated their victory representing an asylee (second from right). Enroll your firm in the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Initiative: email@example.com.