Honoring Lawyers' Commitment to Pro Bono Service
The Access to Justice Committee of the State Bar of Michigan is pleased to publish the inaugural A Lawyer Helps Pro Bono Honor Roll (Honor Roll). The 2019 Honor Roll provides recognition to many individual attorneys, solo practitioners, law firms, and corporations that support access to justice efforts by providing pro bono legal services to low-income individuals and families throughout Michigan.
Law firms and corporations that submitted an Honor Roll application and achieved a per-attorney average of 30, 50, or 100+ hours of pro bono legal services in 2018 are eligible for recognition on the 2019 Honor Roll. And for the first time, individual attorneys and solo practitioners that submitted an Honor Roll application and provided 30, 50, or 100+ hours of qualifying pro bono legal services in 2018 are also eligible for recognition on the 2019 Honor Roll.
For the 2019 Honor Roll, the pro bono service hours provided by more than 500 Michigan-licensed attorneys in 2018 were submitted to the State Bar. While most eligible attorneys wanted to be publicly recognized for their qualifying pro bono service, many attorneys did not want to be included on the published version of the Honor Roll and submitted their 2018 pro bono service hours to the State Bar for reporting purposes only.
2019 ALH Pro Bono Honor Roll