Leave it to Washington legal professionals to raise the bar. WSBA is proud to highlight the many, many Washington legal professionals named in the 2017 Washington State Supreme Court Pro Bono Publico Honor Roll, which recognizes individuals who reported at least 50 hours of pro bono work in 2017.
The honor roll includes nearly 1,400 legal professionals who generously dedicated their time to Washington residents, ensuring more access to justice for those who cannot afford the high cost of legal services. All together, the honor roll represents at least 68,000 hours of free legal assistance!
But Washington legal professionals elevating the profession is far from out of the ordinary. In 2016, according to the American Bar Association (ABA), Washington reported the highest average number of pro bono hours out of 24 states that participated in a pro bono and public service study. According to the ABA:
Around the country, legal professionals came together in October to celebrate Pro Bono Week. At NWSidebar, we’ve been highlighting the amazing pro bono work by legal professionals in our corner of the Pacific Northwest. Check out these inspiring stories of WSBA members donating their time, energy, and expertise for the public’s benefit.