We are pleased to announce that Patton Boggs qualified for the D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference's "40 at 50" breakfast recognition program. The Judicial Conference's Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services solicits information annually related to our pro bono program to determine if at least 40% of the attorneys in the D.C. office performed 50 or more hours of pro bono. With our 2007 pro bono hours, we met and exceeded that standard (42%) and became one of only 20 firms to do so.
On April 8, the Judges of the Judicial Conference will host a breakfast reception for all the firms who met and exceeded the 40% goal, and the firm will be sending two representatives.
We would like to thank all of you who enabled us to meet this exciting goal. Congratulations! Your efforts are much appreciated. Our work is not done, however; at the 2008 Breakfast, an announcement will be made concerning a new and higher standard for the future. The Pro Bono Department is confident that we can rise to meet this new challenge with your help.