Law firms saw revenues north of $100 billion last year, so the New York Times wants to know why they are only donating 1/10th of 1 percent to legal aid services.
"While major law firms are enjoying record revenues — more than $100 billion last year — they are donating only a tenth of 1 percent of their proceeds for legal aid to low-income people, according to a new analysis released by The American Lawyer. Such institutional giving now accounts for only 7 percent of total legal aid funding, which comes from federal, state and private sources, the publication said. Law firm giving is under pressure to give to clients’ charities and to law school alma maters, the analysis found." -- Elizabeth Olson, the New York Times