Fulbright & Jaworski Recognized as Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year
John O’Connor Recognized asPro Bono Lawyer of the Year
Each year, the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), a joint project of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, honors the lawyers, judges and other legal professionals who donate pro bono services.
At the Annual Pro Bono Awards Reception on October 18, the Dallas office of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. was recognized as Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year for providing nearly 2,000 hours of pro bono services to DVAP clients.
The international law firm encourages its attorneys to participate in pro bono work throughout the year and firm-wide its lawyers have donated tens of thousands of hours to pro bono matters in the United States and internationally. Fulbright & Jaworski’s culture of commitment to public service continues to serve as a pillar of the firm’s philosophy.
John O’Connor, an associate in the Dallas office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, was namedPro Bono Lawyer of the Year.
Mr. O’Connor contributed nearly 500 hours of pro bono service through his participation in the 2011 DVAP Lend-A-Lawyer Program. The program created by Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP in 2006 gives young lawyers an opportunity to learn about pro bono over a three-month period by serving full-time at the DVAP offices.
Mr. O’Connor focuses on complex commercial litigation as well as arbitration and mediation and serves on Weil’s Pro Bono Committee. His commitment to pro bono was also recognized recently by the State Bar of Texas with the 2012 Frank J. Scurlock Award for outstanding pro bono work.
DVAP congratulates Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and John O’Connor.