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Firm Wins Top Honors for Pro Bono Work

It makes my day to see positive news emphasizing the contributions of the legal community, including paralegals, to helping others in need.

The West Virginia Record reports:

Steptoe & Johnson attorneys and paralegals donated over 4,100 pro bono hours to matters in 2009, an increase of more than 700 hours from 2008.

Attorneys and paralegals throughout the firm donated time to needy individuals and organizations that serve communities throughout The Mountain State. Legal Aid of WV, WV Senior Legal Aid, Habitat for Humanity, WV CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), The Humane Society, Hope Inc., WV Rails-to-Trails Council, WV 2-1-1 and Honor Flight are some of the many organizations benefiting from the firm’s philanthropic efforts.

For the past two years, Steptoe & Johnson has been awarded top honors for community service by the Pro Bono Referral Project, a program coordinated by Legal Aid of West Virginia. As the recipient of the “Law Firm Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Representation of West Virginians,” Steptoe & Johnson was recognized for exceptional achievement in work performed for clients of limited means, as well as matters handled on behalf of religious, charitable and other non-profit entities.

The billable hour rules the lives of many lawyers and paralegals, but Steptoe & Johnson is to be commended for increasing the pro bono hour. For more about the firm’s commitment to pro bono service, see the firm’s website.

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Lynne DeVenny is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal with over 27 years of experience working on complex litigation cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability.

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