This chart ranks the Am Law 200 by their pro bono score for work performed by U.S.-based lawyers. Half of the score comes from the average number of pro bono hours per lawyer in 2021; the other half represents the percentage of lawyers who performed more than 20 hours of pro bono work. Calculations are based on lawyer counts as of Dec. 31, 2021. Eighty-three firms declined to provide complete information about their domestic pro bono work and therefore were not ranked.
We define pro bono work as legal services donated to organizations or individuals. We do not include work done by paralegals or summer associates, nor time spent on bar association work, nor on nonlegal work for charities or nonprofits.