Miles & Stockbridge Among Founding Partners for VBA Pro Bono Promise

Date: 02 / 27 / 17

Type: Press Release

Miles & Stockbridge is pleased to announce it is among the first law firms in Virginia to join the Virginia Bar Association (VBA) Pro Bono Promise--a commitment that two percent of billable work will be performed on a pro bono basis annually. Miles & Stockbridge and the other participants agreed to identify a pro bono leader, develop an in-house pro bono program, conduct trainings, engage in awareness building, and make progress toward the two percent pro bono goal.

“Miles & Stockbridge is pleased to join the VBA Pro Bono Pro Promise to represent fellow Virginians in need,” said Jeff Poretz, managing principal of the law firm’s Tysons Corner office. “Our involvement further carries forward our commitment in the Commonwealth. In 2016 alone, Miles & Stockbridge lawyers gave more than 3,500 pro bono hours in Virginia and the Greater Washington, D.C. region.”

Laura Golden Liff, a lawyer in Miles & Stockbridge’s Tysons Corner office, helped lead the VBA Pro Bono Council’s efforts to identify and engage law firms and corporate law departments in the promise. To date, 29 participants have joined this initiative with the goal of 50 law firms by the association’s meeting in July and 75 law firms by the following spring.

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Miles & Stockbridge’s Pro Bono Advocate Program

Miles & Stockbridge’s Pro Bono Advocate Program is structured to provide lawyers with meaningful opportunities to give back to their communities. The firm works closely with prominent public interest organizations that provide legal services to the disadvantaged in each community in which the firm has offices. And, every lawyer in every office is encouraged to contribute his or her legal talents in ways that further the application of justice and enhance trust in the law and the legal system in our communities.