CSG Law Climbs Up Law360 Pro Bono Ranking For 2023
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG Law”) recently jumped in its ranking on the Law360 pro bono list, highlighting the great strides taken by the firm since overhauling its pro bono program in 2019.
CSG Law’s ranking rose to 24th place out of more than 60 firms listed in the 101-250 attorney range, a significant increase compared to its 36th place ranking in 2022.
While the firm’s commitment to pro bono has existed for many years, the program received a shot in the arm in 2019 when the Pro Bono Committee expanded the focus of the initiative to provide more opportunities for engagement by connecting with outside organizations, such as Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, in order to join in clinics and other programming.
Then, in 2021, the Honorable Joseph A. (“Drew”) Dickson, a Member of the firm and a former federal Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, rejoined the firm and took the committee’s reins in hand the following year when he was chosen to serve as chair, with the goal of further expanding the firm’s ongoing commitment in this area.
Since then, the results speak for themselves: in 2019, 69 attorneys logged 1,164 hours of pro bono work, while in 2022, just four years later, the firm yielded its largest pro bono effort ever with 118 team members logging 3,310 hours. Not content to settle, the Pro Bono Committee is continuing its push in 2023 with a firmwide goal of 4,000 hours and 135 participating attorneys.
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