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Firm Named to State Bar of Michigan 2020 Pro Bono Honor Roll
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Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that it has been named on the State Bar of Michigan 2020 Pro Bono Honor Roll.

One of just six Michigan-based firms to earn a spot on the Honor Roll, Miller Canfield is recognized for its strong support of access-to-justice initiatives and providing legal services to low-income individuals and organizations that would not otherwise be able to afford representation.

In addition to the firm recognition, 50 Miller Canfield attorneys were named to the Honor Roll for providing pro bono services. Twelve were named to Tier 1 for providing more than 100 hours of pro bono service in 2019. Additionally, 16 were named to Tier 2 for providing 50-99 hours, and 22 are on Tier 3 for providing 30-49 hours.

Miller Canfield has long been recognized as a leader in pro bono. In July 2020, the firm was named to the shortlist for Chambers USA's Pro Bono Program of the Year award.

In 2019 and 2020, the firm was engaged in dozens of complex matters in pursuit of promoting access to justice for all. Notable projects focused on the areas of:

  • Prisoners' rights/criminal justice, particularly assisting prisoners who had been sentenced as juveniles to mandatory life without parole
  • Immigrants' rights, and a major class action in collaboration with the ACLU of Michigan and others in the highly publicized Hamama v. Adducci to protect hundreds of Iraqi nationals living in the U.S. from removal without due process in immigration courts
  • Voting rights, and a partnership with Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Brennan Center for Justice and the Association of Pro Bono Counsel to create state-specific guides on how and why to become an election poll worker
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