Kathleen Wach Discusses Miller & Chevalier's Pro Bono Commitment in Law360
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Pro Bono Counsel Kathleen Wach discussed Miller & Chevalier's pro bono commitment in Law360. With fewer than 100 lawyers, Miller & Chevalier rarely publicizes its pro bono engagements. "We don't do pro bono as a marketing tool," Wach said. "We just do it." According to Wach, some of the first firms to create full-time pro bono positions were based in Washington, DC. "It was very, very unusual for a firm of this size to take pro bono seriously," she noted. Wach, who maintains long-standing relationships with Washington's vast constellation of nonprofits, legal clinics, and the DC Bar Pro Bono Center, directs attorneys to areas with a high need for legal representation. Attorneys at Miller & Chevalier are expected to meet the American Bar Association's recommendation, and encouraged to exceed its standard of 50 hours.