Shutts & Bowen has a longstanding commitment to service for the public good, pro bono publico, by providing free legal services to the poor and to organizations that primarily serve the poor. Shutts & Bowen also provides pro bono legal services to not-for-profit educational, cultural and other civic organizations that could not otherwise afford representation.
Attorneys in all of Shutts & Bowen’s Florida offices are regularly engaged in pro bono representation of organizations and individuals in a variety of matters as diverse as the firm’s core practice areas, including tax, corporate, real property, probate, contract and litigation. To recognize and encourage such public service, the firm gives the same credit to its attorneys for pro bono matters as for the handling of billable matters for paying clients.
- In 2015, our attorneys provided 3,424.90 pro bono service hours, amounting to the equivalent of $1,308,684.50 in billable hours.
- In 2014, our attorneys provided 3,294.90 pro bono service hours, amounting to the equivalent of $1,273,611.00 in billable hours.
- In 2013, our attorneys provided 3,433.70 pro bono service hours, amounting to the equivalent of $1,282,329.00 in billable hours.
Over the years, Shutts & Bowen attorneys have been recognized by various organizations for their work on behalf of indigent clients. Recently, the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office was recognized by Legal Aid of Broward County as “Law Firm of the Year” for its continuous financial support to Broward Lawyers Care (BLC), Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Division. Additionally, the Miami office received an award for supporting the Small Claims Clinic run by the Dade County Bar Association.