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 annually since then to celebrate the pro bono contributions made by member of the DC Bar. 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 honoring pro bono contributions made during calendar year 2013 ends on February 15, 2014. Participating attorneys are recognized on the Courts' website and elsewhere.
In 2012, over 4,000 attorneys registered for the Honor Roll, and over 2,400 of them registered for the High Honor Roll. Read the Pro Bono Honor Roll Open Letter to D.C. Bar Membership from Chief Judge Washington and Chief Judge Satterfield acknowledging attorneys on Pro Bono Honor Roll 2012. This Press Release from Court regarding 2012 Pro Bono Honor Roll announces that the D.C. Courts Chief Judges Publish 2nd Annual Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll-Significant number of attorneys volunteering services.
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. Read the Letter from Chief Judge Washington and Chief Judge Satterfield acknowledging attorneys on Pro Bono Honor Roll 2011, dated March 21, 2012, and Press Release from Court regarding 2011 Pro Bono Honor Roll.