The goal of Alliance Defending Freedom is to create a long-term relationship with Allied Attorneys. When attending an ADF Academy, attorneys are simply asked to commit to report qualifying pro bono service
. ADF Freedom suggests voluntary short-term targets for the amount of this service, depending upon the attorney’s circumstances.
The suggested target for most attorneys is 450 hours within the three years following ADFAcademy attendance. Alliance Defending Freedom suggests a five-year target of 150 hours for attorneys who work for the government and are prohibited from representing private clients.
ADF encourages ongoing reporting of pro bono services
, even if an attorney commits to a short-term target. To that end, Alliance Defending Freedom recognizes significant milestones in reported pro bono service
. ADF Academy alumni become members of the Honor Corps upon reporting 450 hours of pro bono service. A series of Service Recognition Awards recognize members of the Honor Corps who report far more than 450 hours of service.
An attorney may attend an Alliance Defending Freedom Academy without committing to a specific short-term target of pro bono service hours; however, the willingness to make a commitment is one of several factors considered when evaluating candidates for the ADF Academy.