Faegre Baker Daniels was recently recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court for outstanding pro bono service and achievement in 2017.
The court’s annual pro bono recognition ceremony honors law firms, in-house counsel groups and solo practitioners, who meet the goal of providing a minimum of 50 hours of pro bono service, in addition to dedicating the majority of those hours to low-income clients.
FaegreBD has met the 50-hour mark each year since 2006—the start of the court’s recognition program. Furthermore, the firm consistently dedicates the majority of attorney pro bono time to serving low-income individuals. In 2017, FaegreBD’s Colorado lawyers averaged 62 pro bono hours, 77 percent of which were dedicated to working with low-income clients or organizations serving low-income people.
Last year, FaegreBD lawyers served clients at community legal clinics, including the Denver Post-Decree Clinic (staffed in partnership with Metro Volunteer Lawyers), at our walk-in clinic at the Sister Carmen Community Center in Boulder County and at our Guardianship Clinic as part of our medical-legal partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Some of the firm’s marquee pro bono successes in 2017 involved helping veterans seeking benefits as part of our Justice for Veterans Initiative, including a precedent-setting case for a veteran exposed to Agent Orange. The firm also represented immigrants (who were victims of crime) and helped them obtain U-Visas. FaegreBD also assisted low-income inventors and entrepreneurs with intellectual property and business needs.