Akin Gump Receives Excellence in Pro Bono Award from Law Society

(London) – Akin Gump has been recognized with the Excellence in Pro Bono award at the Law Society Awards 2021, which recognizes excellence “across 20 categories at the most prestigious awards ceremony for solicitors in England and Wales.”

According to the Society, Akin Gump was awarded this honor for its collaboration with other global law firms to achieve lasting and dramatic change through their combined “expertise and resources to provide pro bono assistance on a large scale to help Asylum Aid deal with statelessness within the UK.” Akin Gump pro bono partner Steve Schulman, along with the other award winners, were featured in a recognition video in which they discuss the initiative. Click here to watch.

On the recognition, Mr. Schulman, speaking on behalf of the honorees, said, "Asylum Aid and the consortium of law firms are delighted that this project has won the Law Society Excellence in Pro Bono Award. Pro bono work forms a very important part of all our firms’ ethos, and this award is a great example of the power of collaboration in the sector to undertake large-scale work and increase impact.  We hope this award will bring more focus to the plight of stateless individuals, who are among the world’s most vulnerable and invisible, and encourage more lawyers to devote time to fight for their cause."

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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