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DLA Piper Program Will Assign Two New Associates to Pro Bono Work Only

Posted Aug 30, 2011 9:06 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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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.

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