Maslon Meets the Pro Bono Institute's 2018 Pro Bono Challenge
March 18, 2019
Maslon is pleased to announce that it has met the 2018 Pro Bono Institute's Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®. 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.
More than 65% of Maslon's attorneys participated in qualifying pro bono work in 2018, helping the firm exceed the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge requirement for the fourth consecutive year. Maslon's 2018 pro bono service included representation on matters involving asylum of refugees fleeing violence, a non-profit organization's fight to protect and preserve Minnesota's natural resources, and precedent-setting work for an inmate on death row.
"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.