May 14, 2010 (San Francisco, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce its selection as an honoree for the 2010 Artistic License Awards by California Lawyers for the Arts (C.L.A.). C.L.A. honored Fenwick for the pro bono legal assistance it has provided on behalf of C.L.A.'s artist and arts organization clients over the years.
In addition to Fenwick & West, C.L.A.'s San Francisco 2010 Artistic License Awards recipients include U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco Symphony for their Adventures in Music program, Museum Executive Henry Hopkins (in memoriam) and artist Rhodessa Jones of Cultural Odyssey.
Since joining forces with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts-LA in 1987, C.L.A. has annually served more than 11,000 persons and organizations throughout California with legal assistance, alternative dispute resolution services, educational programs, job training programs for underemployed youth and adults, and information services.
For more than 30 years, Fenwick & West has served its community by offering legal services to persons and organizations that could not otherwise afford effective legal counsel. We recognize that providing legal services is not only an essential part of our professional responsibility, but also an excellent opportunity to gain valuable practical experience, learn new areas of the law and contribute to the community.
In the past two years, Fenwick & West attorneys have logged well over 14,000 pro bono hours and have been recognized for both the volume and the quality of their work. To encourage pro bono legal services, Fenwick & West recognizes all approved pro bono work as "billable" hours for all purposes for non-partner attorneys.
Chair, Pro Bono Program; Partner, Litigation Group
David Lacy Kusters
Associate, Litigation Group