WASHINGTON, DC (May 1) – Kilpatrick Stockton’s Washington, DC office announced today that it received the 40 Over 50 Award from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Judicial Circuit Standing Committee on Pro Bono for the second year in a row. This award went only to 17 firms in Washington, DC, in which 40 percent of the lawyers each donated at least 50 hours of pro bono work. Attorneys Stephen E. Baskin and Svetlana S. Gans accepted the award on behalf of the firm at the Judicial Pro Bono Recognition Breakfast at which Chief Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, of the DC Circuit, and DC District Court Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan gave introductory remarks.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award for the second year in a row, and we are very proud of our attorneys who continue to show unparalleled commitment to pro bono work,” states Stephen E. Baskin, the D.C. office’s Pro Bono Committee Chair.
Throughout the past year, the Firm’s DC Office has continued its commitment to pro bono work with a variety of organizations. For example, the firm’s attorneys have worked with the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, Lawyers for Children America, the Whitman-Walker Clinic, the Gorilla Foundation, the Langston Foundation, and D.C. Appleseed. The D.C. office’s pro bono work has included a diverse array of legal issues such as adoption, child support, education, detainee and refugee rights, election monitoring, and intellectual property counseling.
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