Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll

Ad for the Pro Bono Honor Roll

As part of the 2011 National Celebration of Pro Bono, the Commission and the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program assisted the D.C. Courts to establish the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll; and it has continued annually since then to celebrate the pro bono contributions made by member of the DC Bar. The Honor Roll, which is jointly sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of D.C., recognizes attorneys who provide 50 or more hours of pro bono services (or 100 or more hours of service for a higher recognition category) per year. To be included in the Honor Roll, D.C. Bar members and others who are authorized to perform pro bono work in the District of Columbia should submit the online application form, which includes a declaration that they have provided the prerequisite number of hours of pro bono work in the calendar year. Participating attorneys are recognized on the Courts' website and elsewhere.

Registration for the Pro Bono Honor Roll for 2017 is now closed.

In 2017, 4,838 attorneys registered for the Honor Roll, with 2,931 qualifying for the High Honor Roll for providing one hundred hours or more of pro bono service. Read the letter from the Chief Judges thanking those who were eligible for inclusion on the Pro Bono Honor Roll in 2017. Lists of 2017 Honorees are available on the court's website by individual name or affiliation.

In 2016, 4,336 attorneys registered for the Honor Roll, with 2,440 qualifying for the High Honor Roll for providing one hundred hours or more of pro bono service. Lists of 2016 Honorees are available by firm or affiliation on the court's website.

In 2015, 4,097 attorneys registered for the Honor Roll, of those 2,243 registered for the High Honor Roll. Lists of 2015 Honorees are available by firm or affiliation on the court's website.

In 2014, 4,257 attorneys registered for the Honor Roll, of those 2,571 registered for the High Honor Roll. Lists of 2014 Honorees are available by firm or affiliation on the court's website. Read about the 2014 Pro Bono Honor Roll in the May 26, 2015 posting in "About the Bar News" of the DC Bar.

In 2013, 4,253 attorneys registered for the Honor Roll, of those 2,562 registered for the High Honor Roll. Lists of 2013 Honorees are available by firm or affiliation on the court's website. This Press Release issued by the Court states that "DC Chief Judges Applaud the Contributions of Attorneys in 3rd Annual Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll."

In 2012, over 4,000 attorneys registered for the Honor Roll, and over 2,400 of them registered for the High Honor Roll. Lists of 2012 Honorees are available by firm or affiliation on the court's website. This Press Release from the Court regarding 2012 Pro Bono Honor Roll announces that the D.C. Courts Chief Judges Publish 2nd Annual Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll-Significant number of attorneys volunteering services.

In the program's inaugural year in 2011, over 3,000 attorneys registered for the Honor Roll, and over 2,000 of them registered for the High Honor Roll. Lists of 2011 Honorees are available by firm or affiliation on the court's website and read this Press Release from the Court regarding 2011 Pro Bono Honor Roll.