Justice. Last year, 176 attorneys under age 40 and another 16 in that 40-ish category, contributed in the first Law Firm Challenge.
Bill Lowe, committee chair for this year’s challenge, is confident there is enough time left (until
November 27) to exceed last year’s level of participation.
“The goal is to get younger attorneys engaged in the community’s need for civil legal services for
Rochester’s low income population,” Lowe explained. “The firms and legal organizations have been very responsive.”
Dividing the legal community into 4 categories to compare participation level, the competitors
Large firms: Harter Secrest & Emery, Nixon Peabody, Harris Beach, and Woods Oviatt.
Mid-size firms: Barclay Damon, Bond Schoeneck, Boylan Code, Phillips Lytle, Underbert & Kessler, and Ward Greenberg.
Small firms: Pullano & Farrow, Littler Mendelson, and Faraci Lange.
Gov/Public law: Rochester City Law Dept, District Attorney’s Office; Public Defender’s Office, and Monroe County Law Dept.
The number of participants, so far -- 11/18/2015 – looks like this:
Devahakthuni, Jeremy Cooney and Anthony Orphe are counting on a lot more “under 40s” to contribute in the next few days. Don’t forget, with the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, next week is a short week!
Written by Nora A. Jones