Hogan Lovells Releases Annual Pro Bono Year in Review Report
20 July 2015
WASHINGTON, 20 July 2015 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to release its annual Pro Bono Year in Review report, highlighting its 2014 pro bono efforts across the Americas.
Hogan Lovells was involved in myriad pro bono projects impacting a variety of communities and constituencies. In 2014, lawyers in the firm’s U.S. offices devoted more than 71,000 hours to pro bono, for an average of 74 hours per lawyer.
“Giving back to the community is a fundamental part of who we are as a firm. Last year, 82 percent of our U.S. lawyers devoted at least 20 hours to pro bono work,” said T. Clark Weymouth, pro bono partner at Hogan Lovells. “The annual pro bono report is a reflection of how our colleagues make a difference through pro bono activities, community investment, and social justice.”
Hogan Lovells made substantial contributions to court-related pro bono work in 2014. To highlight just a few of those contributions, firm lawyers represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, supported prisoners in need of assistance, and counseled those in support of marriage equality. Hogan Lovells also worked closely with the National Women’s Law Center, the International Senior Lawyers Project, and others to advance health and welfare efforts.
Further, Hogan Lovells lawyers provided legal services to immigrant refugees and partnered with Kids in Need of Defense and Immigration Equality on immigration issues in 2014. The New York and Mexico offices were particularly active in pro bono matters. Notably, the New York office expanded its pro bono practice, with 92 percent of its lawyers participating in pro bono matters.
In addition to its pro bono efforts outlined in this report, in early 2015 Hogan Lovells launched its groundbreaking Global Citizenship Policy, which asks each employee at the firm to devote at least 25 hours a year to Citizenship activities.
More information and statistics can be found in the report here.