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Legal Aid Society Year in Pro Bono: 2011 at a Glance

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

  • Organization: The Legal Aid Society

The Year In Pro Bono: 2011 At A Glance

  • In 2011, 2,725 attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals volunteered their services with The Legal Aid Society.

  • These volunteers contributed nearly a quarter of a million (245,500) hours of pro bono services to the Legal Aid Society.

  • The total valuation of pro bono services contributed to The Legal Aid Society was over $68.5 million, the third year in a row the value has been in excess of sixty million dollars.

  • Law Firm pro bono attorneys, paralegals and other professionals contributed 111,127 hours of volunteer service. 97,041 of those hours were provided by attorneys.

  • Unaffiliated pro bono attorneys contributed 17,063 hours of volunteer service, including 4,550 Second Acts®/Attorney Emeritus hours.

  • Law Firm Public Interest Externs contributed 14,222 hours of volunteer service in 2011.

Volunteers worked on over 2,950 pro bono matters in 2011.

Civil: 1286 volunteer attorneys worked on 1868 matters.

Criminal (including appeals): 438 volunteer attorneys worked on 883 matters.

Juvenile Rights: 16 volunteer attorneys worked on 198 matters.

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