Dickinson Wright Named Law Firm of the Year by Community Legal Resources

Dickinson Wright Named Law Firm of the Year by Community Legal Resources

12/1/2007
Dickinson Wright PLLC has been named "Law Firm of the Year" by Community Legal Resources, which delivers free legal services to nonprofit organizations building neighborhoods in Detroit and throughout Michigan. Dickinson Wright's wide-ranging pro bono program continues to grow, serving indigent individuals as well as the nonprofit community, and includes matters ranging from individual landlord-tenant issues to major acquisitions on behalf of non-profit entities and community development organizations. In 2006, Dickinson Wright lawyers logged more than 4,800 hours of pro bono service -- nearly the equivalent of two and a half full-time attorneys. The mission of Community Legal Resources is to foster pro bono legal representation for unfilled legal needs of nonprofit community organizations in Michigan that serve low-income individuals and communities, with an emphasis on community economic development activities. The program began in 1998 as an initiative of Michigan Legal Services to connect business lawyers to nonprofit organizations constructing affordable housing, attracting new businesses, feeding and sheltering the homeless, and mentoring youth. Since then, Community Legal Resources has provided over 550 nonprofit organizations with free legal services valued at an estimated $5.5 million dollars. The initiative is part of a network of established programs across the country that serve nonprofit organizations, and was founded with the support of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section's Pro Bono Committee. Dickinson Wright will be honored December 4 at the 9th Annual Community Legal Resources Recognition Event. For more information, visit clronline.org. About Dickinson Wright PLLC Dickinson Wright PLLC, founded in 1878, has more than 240 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. For more information, visit www.dickinsonwright.com.
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