In recognition of Shook’s pro bono efforts, the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) has recognized the firm with the 2023 Champion Award. The presentation of the award will take place September 20 in Boston at the VRLC 20th Anniversary Shining Star Gala.
Shook is recognized for contributing more than 3,000 hours in the past couple of years to VRLC through invaluable research and analysis on important issues of law that affect the privacy rights of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Since 2021, Shook has been a pro bono partner to VRLC, working on projects, completing updates to the organization’s national practice manual, researching extensive legal questions to update national law surveys, and conducting topic-specific research to help VRLC create new national legal resources.
According to VRLC, their national training and technical assistance team “could never conduct the breadth and depth of legal research that Shook has conducted, which makes a tremendous difference in the services provided to survivors throughout the country.”
This important work is just part of the firm’s larger pro bono program. Led by Partner and Director of Pro Bono Scot Fishman, in just one year Shook experienced a 34% increase in average pro bono hours and a 65% increase in pro bono attorney participation across all U.S. offices, deepening the firm’s commitment to clients like the Victim Rights Law Center.