NASABA 2012 LAW FIRM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The NASABA Law Firm Achievement Awards honors that law firm that has demonstrated undying commitment supporting the community and improving diversity in the legal market. Criteria to be considered for this Award include: the percentage of minority partnership and associates in the firm; the types of diversity programs and initiatives sponsored and/or implemented by the firm; the pro bono initiatives undertaken by the firm; legal work completed in South Asian countries and/or on a global basis; innovative initiatives related to client needs; a demonstrated commitment to the community interest, including attention to legal ethics and corporate responsibility; and support of NASABA and/or any of the SABA chapters around the country.
Jones Day is a global institution that not only transcends national borders, but is unified by the commitment of their lawyers to the advancement of the rule of law and the universal principles of justice that underlie the law in all the jurisdictions in which it advise clients. Jones Day has offices in 18 countries. Its lawyers are citizens of 45 countries; they speak 61 languages. They have been trained in scores of law schools; they have served in the military, in government, in the judiciary, in academia, and in the corporate world. They truly reflect the entirety of the human face.
Jones Day also has a long history of and commitment to pro bono work, public service, and community involvement in all of its locations around the world. While the legal issues advanced are varied, the Firm has made a particular effort to secure the rights of individuals to affordable and decent housing and to advance the rights of children with respect to education. It also provides critical services to nonprofit organizations worldwide that are committed to making a difference in areas such as economic development, women’s rights, health care, and the protection of children. In addition, the Firm has made a dedicated effort to advance the rule of law in countries around the world, most recently in Afghanistan. The Firm’s pro bono mission is simple – as its global reach extends further and deeper, it will look for new and creative ways to serve and improve all of the communities that have been instrumental in its success.
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