In October of each year, our profession celebrates giving back, so it’s fitting that we acknowledge National Pro Bono Celebration by putting together an honor roll to formally and publicly recognize your efforts. Look for your name at www.wsba.org/ProBonoHonorRoll. Look for your partners and associates, your mentors, and mentees. Look to see who inspires you and commit to seeing your name again next year — or added for the first time.
280,176 Hours Reported
More than 4,370 Washington lawyers voluntarily reported that they delivered
50 or more pro bono hours in 2013. That’s more than 280,000 hours of legal help
to those who otherwise might find the doors to justice closed. The real number
is, of course, much higher. Many lawyers underreport or choose not to report
RPC 6. 1 encourages you to use your legal skills to help those who do not have
access to the justice system and to advance the legal profession. WSBA’s
strategic effort to enhance the culture within the profession gave you
new opportunities for getting involved. Across the state, through
local bars and nonprofits, through your alma maters and your
places of worship, at community centers and venerable
institutions, you have been giving back. Thank you!
Announcing the 2013
Pro Bono Publico Honor Roll