Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll
As part of the 2011 National Celebration of Pro Bono, the Commission and the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program assisted the D.C. Courts to establish the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll; and it has continued for a second year to celebrate the pro bono contributions made by member of the DC Bar in 2012. The Honor Roll, which is jointly sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of D.C., recognizes attorneys who provide 50 or more hours of pro bono services (or 100 or more hours of service for a higher recognition category) per year. To be included in the Honor Roll, D.C. Bar members and others who are authorized to perform pro bono work in the District of Columbia should submit the online application form, which includes a declaration that they have provided the prerequisite number of hours of pro bono work in the calendar year. Registration for the Honor Roll ends on January 31. Participating attorneys are recognized on the Courts' website and elsewhere.
In the program's inaugural year in 2011, over 3,000 attorneys registered for the Honor Roll, and over 2,000 of them registered for the High Honor Roll.