Maslon Meets the Pro Bono Institute's Pro Bono Challenge for Fifth Consecutive Year
February 18, 2020
Maslon is pleased to announce that it has met the Pro Bono Institute's Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® in 2019 for the fifth year in a row. The Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge is a commitment made by major law firms around the country in which firms must devote three percent of their billable hours or a set number of hours per attorney to the provision of pro bono legal services to low-income and disadvantaged individuals, families, and nonprofit groups. The Challenge is administered by the Law Firm Pro Bono Project of the Pro Bono Institute.
A majority of Maslon's attorneys participated in qualifying pro bono work in 2019, helping the firm exceed the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge requirement for the fifth consecutive year. In total, Maslon attorneys contributed 3,924 of their hours to pro bono service in 2019. Maslon's 2019 pro bono service included representation on matters involving asylum of LGBTQ+ individuals fleeing persecution and a non-profit organization's fight to protect and preserve the boundary waters in Minnesota against a proposed copper-nickel mine.
"We're very proud of our firm's pro bono achievement this past year. We believe such work is our moral and ethical responsibility, is fundamental to the integrity of the judicial system, and maintains our firm's long-standing commitment to community service," stated Julian Zebot, partner and chair of Maslon's Pro Bono Committee.