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Pro Bono June 29, 2021

Covington Ranks First in The American Lawyer's 2021 Pro Bono Scorecard

Pro Bono June 14, 2019

Covington Wins Historic Class Action Victory for Veterans

Pro Bono October 25, 2021

National Law Journal Names Covington to "Pro Bono Hot List"

Pro Bono June 18, 2020

Supreme Court Preserves DACA

Pro Bono

Since its founding, Covington has demonstrated a strong commitment to public service.

The firm is frequently recognized for pro bono service, including 11 times being ranked the number one pro bono practice in the U.S. by The American Lawyer. Much of our pro bono work is anchored in meeting local needs, serving economically disadvantaged individuals and families in our surrounding communities, but the firm also has a long history of serving vulnerable clients and important causes throughout the U.S. and the world.

News and Insights


    • The American Lawyer magazine has ranked Covington's pro bono practice among the nation’s top ten for 29 of the past 32 years, including eleven years at number one.
    • Since 2003, the D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference has recognized those firms where at least 40% of the attorneys perform 50 or more pro bono hours during the previous year. Covington has achieved this so-called “40 at 50” benchmark each year.
    • Law360 has honored Covington as a Pro Bono Firm of the Year for our work on a range of issues, including securing the release of Guantanamo Bay detainees, defending civil rights and combatting racial profiling, reforming the criminal justice system, and representing prisoners on death row.
    • National Law Journal - Covington was named to NLJ's Pro Bono Hot List in 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Three Covington lawyers have been honored as "Champions" for upholding the profession's core values through public service, pro bono efforts, and advocacy for civil liberties - Robert Long (2012); S. William Livingston (2011); Anthony Herman (2010).