Fish & Richardson Jumps 18 Spots in the American Lawyer's 2020 Pro Bono Scorecard

Fish & Richardson is proud to announce that it was ranked in The American Lawyer's 2020 Pro Bono Scorecard for pro bono work completed by the firm in 2019.

The ranking is based on both the average number of pro bono hours worked per lawyer in 2019 and the percentage of lawyers who performed more than 20 hours of pro bono work. Fish was ranked #46, moving up an impressive 18 spots from last year. In 2019, Fish contributed 23,020 hours to pro bono, and more than half of the firm's attorneys contributed over 20 hours.

Fish pro bono chair Lawrence Kolodney said, "Our commitment to pro bono work is an essential part of our firm culture. Now more than ever, the volunteer work done by pro bono attorneys is critically important. I am proud of the work our attorneys do to serve our pro bono clients, and am pleased to see the firm recognized for its efforts."

Pro bono work at Fish is supported and encouraged across all practice groups, and the firm represents pro bono clients in a wide range of areas including immigration, voting rights, anti-human trafficking, civil rights, housing, education, child advocacy, and low-income inventor assistance. Earlier this year, as part of the firm's ongoing multi-faceted racial injustice initiative, Fish committed to increasing its racial justice pro bono efforts. While the firm is already active in this space, it will continue to channel more energy and resources to support it. Fish has also been active in providing pro bono services to businesses impacted by COVID-19.