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Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass Wins State Bar Pro Bono Award


BASF sponsor firm Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass was recently recognized as the California State Bar President’s 2010 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year. The prestigious award, which annually honors a California law firm for extraordinary pro bono service, was presented at the State Bar’s annual meeting.
Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass is being honored by the State Bar for the firm’s pro bono efforts throughout 2009, a year in which the firm’s attorneys contributed over 4,700 pro bono hours.

One of the many reasons Coblentz is being honored is because their attorneys coached 20 high school students from San Francisco’s School for the Arts in preparation for the annual Mock Trial Competition sponsored by BASF and the Constitutional Rights Foundation.

The firm’s senior partner, William Coblentz, who recently passed away, was a leader and inspiration to the firm in its pro bono and community commitments. In 2008, the firm established the William K. Coblentz Endowment Fund at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law to support research on racial and ethnic justice.

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