On March 30, 2021, DC Court of Appeals Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby and DC Superior Court Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring released the tenth annual Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, recognizing the contributions of DC Bar members and others authorized to perform legal work who donated 50 hours or more of pro bono service during the last calendar year. Fifty-six Venable attorneys were among those recognized for their continued dedication to pro bono service. Moreover, 29 of these attorneys performed 100 hours or more of pro bono work, thus qualifying for the High Honor Roll.
Venable has long recognized the importance of providing first-rate legal representation to those unable to afford a lawyer. The firm expects its attorneys to devote their time and diverse talents, on a pro bono basis, to improving their communities and the lives of others. For the past decade, Venable attorneys have collectively logged approximately 23,000 hours per year firm-wide representing a wide range of pro bono clients.