Archer and Drinker Biddle & Reath Recognized for Pro Bono Efforts

HADDONFIELD and PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY – MARCH 23, 2006 – The Board of Judges of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey is recognizing lawyers from Archer, P.C. and Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP for their outstanding pro bono efforts today in West Orange, NJ. The lawyers will be recognized during a luncheon ceremony at the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey Annual Conference.

Archer, P.C. was nominated by the Board of Judges in recognition of the firm’s long-standing reputation for responsiveness to calls from judges in cases where pro bono representation was needed.

“We are honored to receive this recognition today and we believe it is our civic responsibility to engage in pro bono work. The firm’s attorneys contribute their time, expertise and energy to public service both in legal and non-legal activities.” said Gary J. Lesneski, Archer President.

The Board of Judges is recognizing the lawyers of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP for their commitment to providing the highest standard of legal representation in pro bono matters ranging from family law to the constitutional right of freedom of religion.
“Providing pro bono representation has long been part of the fabric of Drinker Biddle & Reath,” said Daniel F. O’Connell, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Florham Park office. “We’re very proud that our work is so highly regarded by the Board of Judges and express our appreciation for this recognition.”

“At Drinker, we believe that as lawyers, it is part of our responsibility to use our skills to help those in need who cannot afford private counsel,” said Jonathan I. Epstein, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Princeton office. “As always, our lawyers remain committed to providing their legal expertise whenever called upon by the Courts.”

For more information contact: Karen Kruza, Archer, P.C., 856-616-2691, kkruza@archerlaw.com, or Geri Rosman, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, 973-549-7109, geri.rosman@dbr.com.