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“We take great pride in our longstanding service to our communities
through volunteer work and providing pro bono legal services and
access to justice. I’m amazed that so many of our attorneys find a
way to dedicate significant time and energy serving those in need.
Charlie Miller, Bernstein Shur’s CEO
Providing pro bono legal services is an obligation Bernstein Shur takes seriously—it’s one of the firm’s core values. As we see more organizations in need, the firm has expanded its commitment to providing pro bono legal expertise in Maine, New Hampshire and beyond.
Each year, the attorneys at Bernstein Shur spend hundreds of hours contributing legal advice to charitable organizations. In 2011, the firm logged 2,400 hours of pro bono services valued at $600,000. This figure represents a 33 percent increase in pro bono hours from 2010.
In addition to pro bono hours, many of our attorneys serve in civic leadership and volunteer roles.
Pro bono hours have increased dramatically in the past several years
2006 678 hours valued at $134,756
2007 752 hours valued at $169,268
2008 1560 hours valued at $312,446
2009 2066 hours valued at $483,144