Kilpatrick Townsend is deeply committed to giving back to the communities in which we live and work. We have the power and skill to impact lives in a positive way.
Since the formalization of our Pro Bono Program in 2001, thousands of individuals and hundreds of community organizations have benefited from the pro bono representation of our attorneys. This totals to more than 405,000 hours of time, at a value of more than $140 million. This involvement reflects our firm’s culture where the idea of giving back is a firmly entrenched value.
By fostering public interest legal service that contributes to the welfare of the community, Kilpatrick Townsend promotes the duty of our lawyers as professionals. In a society governed under the rule of law, Kilpatrick Townsend lawyers have an obligation to make sure the legal system works, especially for the disadvantaged. We encourage our lawyers to actively seek out a broad range of pro bono opportunities, and work closely with legal non-profits nationwide to develop meaningful opportunities for our attorneys. Pro bono matters are administered in the same manner as billable work.
Some of our best and rewarding work is not billable.
2015 Pro Bono Stats
- 39,723 total pro bono hours
- 42% increase in pro bono hours from 2012 to 2015
- 205 lawyers contributed 50 or more pro bono hours and 61 lawyers contributed 100 or more pro bono hours
- 67 pro bono hours per attorney (total pro bono hours/headcount)
- 1,233 active pro bono matters
- 716 trademarks for CARE, Goodwill & Habitat for Humanity
- 393 total nonprofit organizations represented in corporate, intellectual property, employment, and tax matters
- 72 families represented through adoption, guardianship, guardian ad litem and under the Hague Convention on child Abduction
- 62 victims represented in petitions for immigration relief
- 51 applicants represented in petitions for federal Clemency
- $365,000 verdict returned in civil lawsuit for labor trafficking
- Represented 17 victims of human trafficking compensated through a federal civil rights lawsuit by our firm and others