Bar Association Recognizes Orr & Reno for Pro Bono Work
Orr & Reno, PA is the 2010 recipient of the Pro Bono Equal Justice Award presented by the New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA) at the mid-Winter meeting held February 12, 2010.
New Hampshire Bar President James J. Tenn, Jr. presented the award to Orr & Reno for the breadth and depth of the firm’s commitment to the Pro Bono Program and the clients it serves. Attorney Martha Van Oot accepted the award on behalf of the firm.
“Always looking to expand the ways they can help, the volunteer lawyers at Orr & Reno consistently answer ‘yes’ when called upon to assist the Pro Bono Referral Program and its clients,” said Virginia A. Martin, pro bono director for NHBA. “In addition to taking cases involving domestic relations, housing, insurance disputes, immigration and estate planning, the Concord firm hosts an annual Pro Bono Referral Marathon every summer resulting in the referral of more than 30 cases in one day.
“Orr & Reno also provides valuable assistance in Pro Bono’s case review process, ensuring that applications for assistance are properly reviewed and meet established guidelines before being accepted into the Program,” she added. “Critical to the future vitality of Pro Bono, new associates at the firm are encouraged to participate in the Program.”