Nearly 2,500 pro bono hours from Faegre & Benson's attorneys and paralegals have been donated over the past few years to the FFA. This is the third year in a row the Colorado offices have been recognized by the FFA for pro bono work. In 2007, the firm was awarded the Counsel/Co-Counsel Award and in 2008, received the Donald E. Cordova Distinguished Service Award for excellence in pro bono representation of debtors in federal bankruptcy court.
For many of Faegre & Benson's lawyers, the experience of reaching across cultural and economic divides to meet pro bono clients on a common ground is life changing—as is illustrated in the firm's 2007 and 2008 pro bono videos. A founding member of the Law Firm Pro Bono Project and a signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge, Faegre & Benson has met or exceeded the challenge every year since its inception – committing annually to provide pro bono legal representation equivalent to at least three percent of total billable hours, and to direct a majority of pro bono hours to serving persons of limited means.