Waterbury (February 2, 2012) As part of a longstanding tradition within the firm, attorneys at Carmody & Torrance completed hundreds of hours of pro bono service in 2011. Associates alone logged nearly 350 hours of free legal work for low-income or underserved individuals in the firm’s local communities.

Carmody & Torrance has offered pro bono legal service to the community since its inception over 100 years ago and has a standing policy that supports its attorneys’ pro bono work.

“As lawyers, we have the unique ability to assist those who do not have access to legal resources,” said Isabella Squicciarini, chair of the firm’s pro bono committee. “We feel it’s our duty to be proactive and seek out those in need and we encourage all of our attorneys to do so.”

The firm partners with various organizations, including Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc., to represent clients in various matters, from assisting in security deposit recovery and other civil litigation cases to holding legal clinics for clients representing themselves.

“We have always encouraged young attorneys to take an active role in the community, and we are proud that they have contributed so much of their time to those who need our support the most,” said Managing Partner Ann Rubin.

About Carmody & Torrance LLP

Founded in Waterbury more than 100 years ago, Carmody & Torrance LLP is a general law practice with locally, regionally and nationally-based clients. The firm has offices in Waterbury, New Haven and Southbury. Representative practice areas include energy/utility, corporate, banking, bankruptcy, litigation, securities, tax, intellectual property, labor and employment, trusts and estates and tax planning, environmental and OSHA, land use, real estate, health care and hospital management, insurance, municipal, and personal injury. More information is available at www.carmodylaw.com.