“We have an incredibly strong pro bono culture in the D.C. legal community, and scores of law firms have committed significant resources to helping close the access to justice gap,” said Rebecca Troth, executive director of the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center.
“But while the results of this year’s survey are encouraging, the need for pro bono help for individuals and families in our own community remains overwhelming,” she said.
Pro bono hours represented an average 5.1 percent of billable hours at the law firms that participated in the survey. The average pro bono hours per attorney last year was 90 hours.
Attorney participation in pro bono legal services was 80 percent in 2017, according to the survey.
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