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Pro Bono Work Triples In State Over Last Three Years, Colo. Supreme Court Says


DENVER — The number of law firms, solo practitioners and in-house departments that met the Colorado Supreme Court’s pro bono goal has nearly tripled over the last three years. The high court began asking firms in 2006 to commit to doing an average of 50 hours of pro bono work per lawyer each year. That year, 34 firms achieved that goal; 94 firms met the 50-hour goal in 2009.

“The tremendous growth in this important program is heartening as we continue to see a growing need for access to justice for people who otherwise may not be able to afford legal representation,” said Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey in a statement. “It is a reflection that most of us who chose the law as a profession did so in the interest of helping people.”

The following firms committed to the goal of doing an average of 50 hours of pro bono work per lawyer last year. Those marked with an asterisk reached that goal.

Aims Community College In-House Counsel *
Altman Keilbach Lytle Parlapiano & Ware, PC *
Arnold & Porter LLP *
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
Norman B. Beecher, P.C. *
Benezra & Culver, LLC
Karen D. Benson, Attorney at Law *
Berliner McDonald, PC
Ilene Lin Bloom, P.C. *
Branaugh Law Offices, P.C. *
Brant, Stevens & Graf, LLC *
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
Marlin W. Burke, P.C. *
Law Offices of Martha Buyer, PLLC *
Lynda E. Carter, Attorney at Law *
Catherine A. Chan, PC *
Jay JuneKun Choi, P.C. *
Choquette & Simons LLP *
Carrie L. Ciliberto, Attorney at Law
Clark Williams & Matsunaka LLC
Clay & Dodson, P.C. *
Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP *
Michele R. Couch P.C. *
Cozen O’Connor
Cindy H. Dang, Esq. *
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP *
The Law Office of Natalie L. Decker, LLC *
Devlin Law Office LLC *
Dickinson, Prud’Homme, Adams & Ingram, LLP
Dodson and Associates, P.C. *
Donley Law, P.C. *
Jeanne C. Doremus, LLC *
Dorsey & Whitney LLP *
Law Office of Karen DuWaldt *
Jake C. Eisenstein, Attorney at Law *
Elkind Alterman Harston PC *
Law Office of April M. Elliott, P.C.
Faegre & Benson LLP *
Franks Law Firm LLC *
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP *
Law Offices of Jennifer S. Gormley, P.C. *
Grossman and Grossman PC *
Haddon Morgan Mueller Jordan Mackey & Foreman, P.C. *
Hagen & Melusky Law Offices *
Hall & Evans, LLC
Hanes & Schutz, LLC *
Law Office of Gina B. Hardin, LLC
The Harris Law Firm, P.C. *
The Heise Law Office *
Hill & Robbins, PC *
Joseph G. Hodges, Jr., Attorney at Law *
Holland & Hart LLP *
Horen, Lockwood & Masters, LLP *
Law Office of Peggy J. Hoyt-Hoch *
Melissa Hubbard, Law Offices *
The Law Office of John J. Husson *
Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC
The Joffee Law Firm
Johnson & Brennan, PLLC *
Johnson & Cord, P.C. *
Jones Law Firm, PC
Joseph Law Firm, P.C. *
Kane Law, PC *
Keene and Sparks LLP
Kelly Garnsey Hubbell & Lass, LLC *
Kelly, Stacy & Rita, LLC
Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP *
Georgine M. Kryda, Ph.D., Esq., LLC *
Lynn Landis-Brown PC
The Large Law Firm LLC *
The Law Office of Janette K. Lawler, LLC *
Lindquist & Vennum, PLLP *
David Littman, P.C. *
Lubin & Enoch, P.C. *
Suzanne MacDonald, Attorney at Law *
David A. Martinez, Attorney at Law *
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP *
Elizabeth McVicker, Attorney at Law *
Gary Merenstein, Attorney at Law *
Millennium Venture Group, Inc. In-House Counsel *
Raymond K. Miller
Mills & Weitzenkorn, P.C. *
Shirlee D. Mitchell, Attorney at Law *
Montgomery Little & Soran, P.C. *
Morrison & Foerster LLP *
Muhaisen & Muhaisen, LLC *
Myatt Brandes & Gast, P.C. *
Jeffrey L. Newton, Esq. *
Nicholls & Associates, P.C. *
Olsen & Traeger, LLP *
Otis, Coan & Peters, LLC *
Patton Boggs, LLP *
Leslie Peden, Attorney at Law *
Perkins Coie, LLP
Pickard & Associates, P.C. *
Judith Beggs Pierson, P.C.
Polsinelli Shughart PC
Preston & Associates *
Reid Law Group, LLC *
Reilly Pozner LLP *
The Law Firm of Lee K. Rosenbaum, PC *
Rosmarin Law Firm *
Michael A. Ruderman, LLC
Kelly Ryan Law, LLC *
Schroer Law Offices, P.C. *
Sedlak & Associates, PC *
Peter Alan Shelley, Attorney at Law
Simmental Law, LLC *
The Law Firm of Deborah E. Smith *
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Starr & Westbrook, P.C. *
Stern & Curray LLC *
The Law Office of Damian Stone, P.C. *
Law Office of T.A. Taylor-Hunt, LLC *
Ben Thompson, Attorney at Law *
Waggener & Foster, LLP
Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, PC
Whitsitt & Gross, P.C. *
Sharon Tarr Worley, Attorney at Law *
Zakhem Law, LLC *

Pro Bono Commitment 4-2010 FINAL