Each year, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service Pro Bono Publico Awards honor individuals or organizations in the legal community that enhance the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to the poor or disadvantaged. 2015 recipients were honored at a luncheon during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. This is the third of a five-part series recognizing this year’s award winners.
Jones Day is a global legal institution with more than 2,400 lawyers spanning five continents. The firm took up the cause to help in the immigration crisis of unaccompanied children and women fleeing violence in Central America to U.S. borders. Jones Day sent teams of lawyers to military bases where immigrants were held and conducted “Know your Rights” presentations to help screen cases. They also sent teams to detention facilities in New Mexico and Texas. The firm has dedicated nearly 10,000 hours to this project, which is valued at $5 million in fees and has incurred significant costs for travel, experts and incidentals.
Click here to watch and listen as Jones Day attorneys share their insights about receiving the award and their pro bono service.