Today, Parsons Behle & Latimer (Parsons), a preeminent law firm in the Intermountain West, was honored as the 2021 Pro Bono Politico law firm by the Utah State Bar at its Law Day celebration.
According to the Utah State Bar, the Pro Bono Publico Awards recognize those who have provided or enabled the direct provision of legal services, free of charge, for Utah’s most vulnerable citizens, including people living in poverty, individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors, minorities, self-represented people and victims of domestic violence.
To qualify, the firm must have made such contributions primarily through organized pro bono programs, legal services programs (as defined by current federal poverty guidelines) or have worked with such organizations to improve the delivery of legal services to the poor.
Parsons’ attorney Brian P. Rothschild has been a major driver of Parsons’ pro bono initiatives, including attorney involvement and organizing pro bono efforts. “We thank Brian for his dedication and tenacity in ensuring that in 2021, Parsons Behle & Latimer stood out as a law firm that gave back the community in a measurable way. We are grateful to all our attorneys and professional staff for the work they do for those in need in our communities and encourage them to continue this critical work to provide access to legal services,” says Shawn C. Ferrin, CEO and chairperson.
Parsons credits each of its associate attorneys 50 billable hours each year to encourage them to become involved with different organizations within the community in which they can donate their services pro bono. Parsons has a long history of partnering with diverse charitable organizations in Utah to provide access to legal services, including:
And Justice for All
Disability Law Center
Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake
NeighborWorks Salt Lake
Utah Legal Services, and many more.
Parsons believes in equity of access to legal services for all socio-economic groups and approaches our pro bono service with the same dedication, expertise and commitment we provide to our clients. We congratulate all of our attorneys who dedicated their time and effort in 2021 to help those in our community.