Reflecting the firm’s commitment to pro bono, Milbank LLP moved up two spots on The American Lawyer’s annual national pro bono rankings. The Pro Bono Scorecard ranks Am Law 200 firms by their reported contributions by US-based lawyers, with a score calculated from the average number of pro bono hours per lawyer and the percentage of lawyers who performed more than 20 hours of pro bono work. Milbank ranked 22nd on the Scorecard and 7th among all firms for Breadth of Commitment – the percentage of the firm’s lawyers performing more than 20 hours.
One of the few major law firms to require all of its lawyers, regardless of position, to contribute a minimum of 25 hours of pro bono each year, Milbank contributed 53,000 hours of pro bono globally last year. The firm’s pro bono work often benefits young people, including asylum, adoption, juvenile sentencing, and educational matters; lawyers also advise on criminal appeals, non-profit management, divorce and custody disputes for low-income women, and more.
“I’m very proud of the extraordinary dedication our lawyers – from senior partners to new associates – show to pro bono,” says Scott A. Edelman, Chairman of Milbank. “Their commitment is measured not only by average numbers of hours, but by the real difference their work makes in the lives of our pro bono clients every day.”
Learn more about Milbank’s pro bono work.