Kerr Russell is honored to have been named to the 2017 State Bar of Michigan Pro-Bono Circle of Excellence at the Leadership Level. Kerr Russell attorneys Jeffrey May, Ashley Racette and John Kenny participated in the Lakeshore Legal Aid/Southwest Solutions/Drivers License Restoration Veterans Clinic, a pro-bono program, on July 11, 2017.
“Many private attorneys, firms, and corporations support access to justice efforts for low-income individuals and families in Michigan. The Pro Bono Initiative thanks and especially acknowledges the listed firms for their significant contributions to access to justice for all. These firms have met the State Bar of Michigan’s Voluntary Pro Bono Standard because each lawyer within these firms donated at least $300 or provided 30 hours of free representation for low-income persons. Recently, the Voluntary Standard was amended to increase the annual financial contribution from $300 to $500 for those whose income allows a higher contribution. The Firm Leadership Level is determined on an aggregate firm basis using a 30-hour or $500 donation standard, while the Excellence Level is determined on an aggregate firm basis using a 30-hour or $300 donation standard.
“Circle of Excellence data is based on a calendar year to better align with the Access to Justice Fund. The Access to Justice Campaign is a partnership of the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan State Bar Foundation, and Michigan’s civil legal aid programs to increase resources for civil legal aid to the poor in Michigan.”