Duane Morris Awarded 2018 ABA Business Law Section Pro Bono National Public Service Award

Duane Morris has been awarded the 2018 ABA Business Law Section Pro Bono National Public Service Award. Duane Morris was the only firm honored alongside the Exelon and Intel In-House pro bono departments. Over 1,000 attorneys were in attendance at the Business Law Section Spring Meeting Luncheon on April 13 in Orlando, FL as Kat McGee, of the Philadelphia office, accepted the award on behalf of the firm.

Duane Morris was nominated by Start Small Think Big in recognition of the firm’s pro bono service in 2017. Over 10,400 hours of pro bono legal assistance were provided to more than 400 nonprofits and small business entities started by low-to-moderate income individual furthering the economic development in low-income areas.

One of the many ways Duane Morris contributed was pioneering a plan to assemble teams of legal and financial advisors to provide holistic, integrated advice to Start Small clients with more complex investment and related issues. Start Small Think Big stated, “Duane Morris itself is entrepreneurial in its pro bono efforts with attorneys consistently thinking outside the proverbial box concerning how to increase access to legal services for low-income clients.”

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Kat McGee accepting the award on behalf of the firm.

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