Posted Aug 30, 2011 02:06 pm CDT
DLA Piper will select two new associates each year to work exclusively on pro bono matters in a new fellowship program announced on Monday.
The associates will receive the usual pay—ranging from $145,000 to $160,000, depending on the region—to do pro bono work for their first year at the law firm, the Am Law Daily reports.
The program is a tribute to recently retired partner Sheldon Krantz, who served as director of the firm’s global pro bono affiliate called New Perimeter, according to a press release. New Perimeter addresses issues such as law reform, human rights and legal education in developing and post-conflict countries.
The associates will work on DLA’s pro bono projects in the United States and on New Perimeter projects throughout the world.