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WilmerHale Receives Corporate Volunteer Council of Greater Boston Award

June 20, 2007

On Wednesday, June 20, the Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) of Greater Boston recognized WilmerHale with its 2007 CVC Award, given annually to one distinguished company, which, by its employees’ volunteer activities, has promoted and strengthened the role of corporate volunteerism in the Greater Boston community. WilmerHale was acknowledged for its outstanding commitment to the promotion of corporate volunteerism through its signature Youth and Education Initiative.

WilmerHale employees volunteer under the firm’s Youth and Education Initiative, which aims to increase the opportunities for success among urban youth through a renewable three-year commitment to nonprofit partner organizations that support young people in the community. Our Boston-based partner organizations for the 2007 through 2009 cycle are Cathedral High School, Citizen Schools, Discovering Justice and Teen Empowerment. The partnership includes charitable giving, in-kind donations, pro bono legal representation and volunteer programming.

In 2006, WilmerHale employees donated over 2,000 hours to firm-sponsored volunteer activities. Also that year, the firm performed over 134,000 hours of pro bono legal service nationally. In 2006, WilmerHale’s pro bono program was ranked third in the nation by The American Lawyer.

To learn more about WilmerHale’s Youth and Education Initiative, click here. Visit the Corporate Volunteer Council of Greater Boston to learn more about its mission to strengthen corporate volunteerism.