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2017 D.C. Bar Pro Bono Initiative
A record-breaking year for pro bono!
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. Results are submitted to the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center and compiled in an annual
report distributed to the Bar, the courts, and the legal community. In 2017, 59 Pro Bono
Initiative Signatory Firms reported record-breaking progress on their pro bono service:

2017 Pro Bono Initiative Report Highlights

+6%

Pro Bono Hours Increased Significantly

In 2017, 59 Signatory Firms reported an aggregated total of 916,850 hours of pro bono work,
a 6% increase in total pro bono hours reported by the same firms over the previous year, and the
highest number since the Pro Bono Initiative began.

90

Average Pro Bono
Hours Per Attorney

5.1%

Average Pro Bono Percentage
Viewed as a total percentage of billable hours, Signatory Firms
contributed an average of 5.1% of their hours to pro bono work.

65%

Percent of Pro Bono Hours Delivered to the Economically Disadvantaged
59 Signatory Firms reported 598,394 hours of pro bono service performed for persons of limited means
or organizations that serve them.

80%

Attorney Participation
80% of attorneys in the reporting Signatory Firms engaged in pro bono service. In 2017,
10,200 attorneys performed pro bono work.

Learn more at www.dcbar.org/pro-bono, keyword search "PBI 2017"


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