BigLaw's Pro Bono Hours Dipped In 2012: Report

Law360, Los Angeles (July 1, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT) -- The top 200 law firms in the U.S. devoted roughly 36,800 fewer hours to pro bono work in 2012 compared with 2011, despite a rise in revenues and profits, according to a report published Thursday.

The total number of pro bono hours performed by lawyers in 2012 dropped to 4,856,093 from 4,892,939 the year before, with the number of average hours per lawyer falling from 54.3 to 53.9 percent, according to the report in The American Lawyer's July issue.

Despite those drops, the declines were softer...
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