FOLEY & LARDNER’S TAMPA OFFICE TO RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR PRO BONO WORK
The Tampa office of Foley & Lardner LLP will receive the 2019 Law Firm Commendation at the annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony on Feb. 7 at the Supreme Court of Florida. The commendation honors significant contributions in the delivery of legal services to individuals or groups on a pro bono basis. The commendation will be presented by Chief Justice Charles T. Canady.
Foley & Lardner is an international law firm, with five offices in Florida. This year’s Law Firm Commendation goes specifically to Foley & Lardner’s Tampa office, which opened in 1981, but the commitment to pro bono service is a hallmark of a firm that traces its origins back to 1842.
In its nomination of the Foley & Lardner Tampa office, the Volunteer Lawyers Program of Bay Area Legal Services praised the firm for its help with VLP’s Case Referral Panel, Intake Clinic and Mentor Panel as well as the Community Counsel Program, which provides pro bono transactional legal assistance to nonprofit organizations that serve the poor. Foley attorneys have donated thousands of hours to the Volunteer Lawyers Program and worked on at hundreds of cases.
Foley & Lardner attorneys also regularly participate in the Project H.E.L.P., a clinic at Metropolitan Ministries where lawyers assist people who are homeless with a variety of legal issues.
From 2015 through 2017, Foley & Lardner’s Tampa attorneys donated 5,598 hours of pro bono hours to countless clients and projects. One-hundred percent of Foley & Lardner attorneys participate in pro bono service.
The Orlando office of Foley & Lardner LLP was honored with the Law Firm Commendation in 2011.
This year’s awards ceremony, which also honors individual, circuit, voluntary bar, young lawyer, state judicial, and federal judicial pro bono efforts, is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7, at 3:30 p.m. at the Supreme Court of Florida. The ceremony will be streamed live at http://wfsu.org/gavel2gavel as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/floridasupremecourt.