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Covington Again Ranks First in Average Pro Bono Hours

July 6, 2020

WASHINGTONCovington has ranked first in average pro bono hours performed by lawyers based in the United States in 2019 for the second year in a row, according to The American Lawyer newly released Annual Pro Bono Survey.

The American Lawyer also ranked Covington second overall among Am Law 200 firms in its annual survey. The scorecard considers the average number of pro bono hours per lawyer and the percentage of lawyers who performed more than 20 hours of pro bono work.

“Covington lawyers have once again stepped up to help those in need, and to advance the cause of justice and rule of law in our own communities and around the globe,” said Alan Pemberton, chair of Covington's pro bono committee. “We see this as a moral backbone of the firm’s culture and of our dedication to the very best values of the profession. This is particularly true as we navigate through a challenging time in our country, where fundamental rights and freedoms are directly affected by current events, shifts in public policy, and government enforcement.”

Since its founding in 1919, Covington has maintained a strong commitment to public service. The firm encourages all of its lawyers to participate in pro bono work and devotes significant resources to finding pro bono projects that reflect the diverse interests of its lawyers. Covington’s pro bono work is anchored in meeting local needs and serving economically disadvantaged individuals and families in our surrounding communities, but the firm also has a long history of serving vulnerable clients and important causes throughout the U.S. and the world.

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