The Law Society of Hong Kong has honored Morrison & Foerster with the Bronze Law Firm Award as part of its 2021 Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme, which recognizes law firms and individual lawyers in Hong Kong that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer pro bono and community work. Additionally, six lawyers from the firm's Hong Kong office received individual recognitions for their contributions to pro bono work, including:
- Benjamin Chia, Trainee Solicitor – Gold
- Timothy Blakely, Managing Partner – Silver and Improvement Award
- Thomas Chou, Partner – Bronze
- Stephen Birkett, Senior Consultant – Bronze
- Andrew Chin, Associate – Bronze
- Ramya Mahidhara, Associate – Bronze
Morrison & Foerster's Hong Kong lawyers live out the firm's proud pro bono tradition every day. They contributed their legal skills to a wide array of matters, including impact advice to an international environmental conservation group, assisting with a global survey on how government regulation affects social enterprises, and helping a guest domestic worker pursue a labor claim. You can view more information about our firm's commitment by visiting our Pro Bono page.
The Law Society of Hong Kong Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme was launched in January 2010 with the aim to promote and encourage the Law Society members to actively participate in pro bono and community work. View the full lists of awardees and awarded law firms under the 2021 Programme.