Reporting season for the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® will open in January, and Challenge Signatories should be on the lookout for an email with the Challenge survey link. The deadline for submitting data for calendar year 2015 is February 26.
Each year, Challenge Signatories provide a brief, electronic report to the Law Firm Pro Bono Project on their progress in meeting the Challenge. The individual firm data is kept confidential, but each submission provides the basis for critically important aggregate statistics about trends in law firm pro bono.
As we’ve previously explained in The Pro Bono Wire, it is important that firms improve their data collection and ensure that they are accurately and comprehensively tracking and reporting all of their pro bono efforts, especially service to people of limited means and the organizations that serve them. If you need assistance, the Law Firm Pro Bono Project is happy to work with your firm to effectively and efficiently track pro bono time.
Firms with 50 or more lawyers are welcome to join the Challenge at any point in the year and are given a grace period before the reporting requirement kicks in. Please contact Law Firm Project Assistant Eva Richardson for more information on becoming a Signatory and a leader in law firm pro bono.