Butzel Long recognized in the 2010 State Bar of Michigan Circle of Excellence for outstanding pro bono legal services to the poor



DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long is recognized in the 2010 State Bar of Michigan Circle of Excellence listing for outstanding pro bono legal services to the poor during calendar year 2009. The Circle of Excellence listing was recently published in the Michigan Bar Journal. Eligibility for inclusion in the Circle of Excellence consists of:

  • Legal services (as opposed to general community service)
  • Provided for free
  • To low-income individuals or to organizations providing direct services to low-income individuals.

Law firms included in the Circle of Excellence have proven a stellar level of participation by all attorneys staffed by the firms in the calendar year 2009.

On average, each attorney has contributed at least 30 hours of counsel or representation to low-income individuals and families or to organizations that provide legal services.

Throughout its more than 150 years, Butzel Long has a long and distinguished history of public service, particularly assisting clients who could otherwise not afford legal representation. Providing quality pro bono legal services is a priority for Butzel Long. The firm’s lawyers, from the newest associate to members of the Board of Directors, use their expertise and training to make a difference each year, providing thousands of hours to those in need through a wide range of programs and relationships.

About Butzel Long

Established in 1854, Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms. With 170 attorneys, it has offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc., (248) 353-3030.

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