How do partners find out about pro bono work you've done?

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EdmundBurke23
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How do partners find out about pro bono work you've done?

Postby EdmundBurke23 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:14 am

How is pro bono work recorded? I found articles where pro bono work is encouraged in some law firms (appropriate amount, of course), because it contributes to the image/reputation of the law firm. How do associates let partners know that they've done X amount of pro bono work? Thanks.

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Re: How do partners find out about pro bono work you've done?

Postby jonas » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:18 am

There's usually a pro bono coordinator who handles such things. More and more firms have a full-time pro bono partner.

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Re: How do partners find out about pro bono work you've done?

Postby EdmundBurke23 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:37 am

jonas wrote:There's usually a pro bono coordinator who handles such things. More and more firms have a full-time pro bono partner.


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Re: How do partners find out about pro bono work you've done?

Postby LurkerNoMore » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:14 am

Most firms have billing codes for their pro-bono clients. You bill to that number the same way you would to a paying client.

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Re: How do partners find out about pro bono work you've done?

Postby NewHere » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:07 am

All of the above, plus in many cases the pro bono work will actually come from the firm. The full time pro bono coordinator (if there is one) or someone else will be in charge of managing requests for pro bono assistance and farming them out to associates to work on.




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