Lane Powell Receives ABA 2009 Pro Bono Award
Lane Powell was recently presented with the 2009 Pro Bono Award from the Alaska Bar Association (“ABA”) and recognized for donating extraordinary time, resources and talents to pro bono efforts in Alaska. Alaska’s legal services providers — The Alaska Pro Bono Program, Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and the Pro Bono Asylum Project – selects one firm each year to receive this award. Brewster Jamieson, Shareholder at Lane Powell, accepted the award on behalf of Lane Powell on May 7 during the ABA Award Banquet in Juneau.
“We are humbled because we know that this is a very generous recognition of the modest services we provide in the pursuit of universal access to our courts, and that there are many firms and individual lawyers whose contributions to pro bono service exceed ours,” says Jamieson. “We are delighted because this recognition provides us encouragement to continue and expand our participation in pro bono programs designed to assist our fellow Alaskans.”
Lane Powell believes the integrity of the legal system depends on equal access to justice. In 2008, the Firm donated over $3 million worth of pro bono hours to disadvantaged individuals and organizations that cannot afford legal counsel. The Firm encourages its attorneys to devote time to pro bono activities and provides billable hour credit for up to 100 hours of pro bono work.
To learn more, visit Lane Powell’s pro bono webpage.