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Three Washington Haynes and Boone Attorneys Named to Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three Washington, D.C.-based Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers have been recognized by the D.C. Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of D.C. for providing 100 hours or more of pro bono service during the last calendar year.
Nora Whitehead, Maryam Khosharay and Lauren Perotti were named to the D.C. Courts' 2012 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll.
They are joined by more than 2,000 other Washington, D.C. attorneys who reported performing one hundred hours or more of pro bono work in 2011. Honor roll members represent more than 120 different legal settings including large, small and mid-sized firms, individual practices, federal government agencies and public interest organizations.
“We have long recognized that the D.C. legal community leads the nation in its commitment to helping those who cannot afford counsel,” said Eric T. Washington, chief judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and Lee F. Satterfield, chief judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. “This impressive manifestation of individual attorney’s dedication and generosity is further evidence that as a legal community we are united in our commitment to ensure access to justice for all.”
The judges saluted Whitehead, Khosharay, Perotti and the other honor roll members for their commitment to unselfish service to the legal needs of others.
“The courts greatly value the enormous benefit these attorneys provide in individual cases and also to the administration of justice overall,” the judges said. “Their contributions are invaluable to closing our city’s justice gap.
“Although D.C. has extraordinary legal services attorneys who provide free legal services as their full-time work, the city desperately needs attorneys in private and government practice to assist the thousands of indigent District residents who cannot afford counsel.”