Vault Guide to Law Firm Pro Bono Programs, 2016 Edition

Edited by Matthew J. Moody, Esq.
Publication Date: 2016

Service to clients who cannot afford legal counsel has been an ethical imperative of lawyers dating back to the creation of the legal profession. Over the course of the last few decades, large U.S. law firms collectively have devoted increasing resources to pro bono work, and also to the management and administration of those efforts. Nearly all have developed their own unique culture of service and methods of administration. This book was developed to provide law students and lawyers with the essential objective information necessary to make an informed evaluation of these firms' pro bono culture and activities.

The 2016 edition of the Vault Guide to Law Firm Pro Bono Programs is sponsored by:

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Clifford Chance U.S. LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Fenwick & West LLP
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Mayer Brown
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Williams & Connolly LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP



Matthew J. Moody, Esq. is Vault's Senior Law Editor where he edits all of Vault's Law guides, oversees the editing of all law firm profiles, and writes about legal industry news and career advice on Vault's Law Blog. Prior to joining Vault, Matt worked as a commercial litigator for eight years at two Vault 100 law firms. Matt has a JD from Georgetown Law and a BS in Journalism and Online Media from the University of Florida.


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