Miller & Chevalier Honored for Pro Bono Commitment by Chief Judges of the District of Columbia
Miller & Chevalier is pleased to announce that the firm was again named a pro bono leader in Washington, DC by the federal Chief Judges of the District of Columbia. Miller & Chevalier was one of only five firms with 60 percent or more of its attorneys contributing at least 50 hours of pro bono work in 2018. To qualify for the honor, firms with 25 or more lawyers must have at least 40 percent of all attorneys spend at least 50 hours per year on pro bono work. In all, 33 firms were recognized this year at the circuit's annual "40 at 50" Judicial Pro Bono Recognition Breakfast. "By emphasizing pro bono service, these firms are upholding the most important values of the legal profession," Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland remarked. Chief Judge Beryl Howell emphasized the need for the provision of pro bono legal services to local DC residents, noting that, "The firms being honored here today recognize the need to perform pro bono locally, to ensure that the civil legal needs of DC residents are met."
This recognition was included in coverage by the Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit.