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Who says lawyers don’t have a heart? These five Washington-based firms are among the top 20 in the country when it comes to the amount of pro bono work they do, according to a 2007 American Lawyer ranking.

Law Firm National Rank Average Pro Bono Hours per Lawyer Example of Recent Pro Bono Effort
Covington & Burling 2 153 Working on about a dozen death-penalty cases; in the past two years, two new trials were granted and one death sentence was overturned.
Arnold & Porter 5 132 Helps low-income DC residents organize to buy their buildings when faced with displacement as older buildings are renovated.
WilmerHale* 13 113 Has helped veterans appeal the denial of their applications for disability benefits from the Veterans Benefits Administration.
Hogan & Hartson 14 87 Works with DC Appleseed to improve the District’s response to HIV/AIDS—has helped to evaluate the city’s progress and to lobby for a needle-exchange program.
Howrey 18 116 Often represents victims of torture who have fled their country and are seeking asylum. Every first-year associate takes on an asylum case.

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