Senior lawyers remain deeply ambivalent regarding attempts to rank and disclose pro bono activity despite a clear majority believing such initiatives would boost commercial firms' non-profit activities.This is the key finding of the latest Big Question survey, which found that 63% of respondents believe that ranking firms' commitments to pro bono would increase the level of pro bono work undertaken. A further 9% said that such a league would 'greatly increase' pro bono activity, while 28% believed it would have no effect or a negative impact.
Disclosure divides profession with partners at US-based firms backing moves to rank and publish firms' pro bono commitments, while UK partners are still to be convinced. Claire Ruckin reportsSenior lawyers...
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