DLA Piper Named Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year
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DLA Piper was named Pro Bono Firm of the Year by Who's Who Legal.

Summary: DLA Piper contributed over 200,000 hours of pro bono service worldwide throughout 2013.

DLA Piper, one of the largest law firms in the world, was named the “Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year” by Who’s Who Legal. Throughout the year 2013, DLA Piper contributed an incredible 207,000 hours of pro bono work for charities, individuals, social enterprises, and United Nations and non-governmental agencies. That’s equivalent to 8,625 24-hour days.


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DLA Piper contributed 130,961 hours in North America, 40,171 hours in Europe and the Middle East, and 36,023 hours in Asia Pacific. These numbers are comparable to 133 lawyers working full-time on pro bono cases for a full year.

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DLA Piper’s worldwide pro bono projects include focus on domestic violence, access to justice, education, and legal reform.

DLA Piper established New Perimeter in 2005, which is a non-profit affiliate that is dedicated to global pro bono work. The organization provides long-term pro bono assistance in underserved areas of the world to support access to justice, social and economic development, and sound legal institutions.

Lisa Dewey, the director of New Perimeter and U.S. pro bono partner at DLA Piper, commented, “At the heart of DLA Piper’s pro bono practice is its commitment to access to justice. This guides us in everything we do. And we increasingly focus on collaborative projects with in-house counsel legal departments, academic institutions and nonprofit organizations to have an even greater impact on systemic issues.”

Nicolas Patrick, a pro bono partner who heads the Pro Bono and Corporate Responsibility for DLA Piper internationally, remarked, “Pro bono is a concept that is now well understood by lawyers all over the world. At DLA Piper our pro bono culture is a core value and something that really binds us together as one global firm. There is no challenge in terms of motivation among the firm’s lawyers.”

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