On April 25th Hill Ward Henderson was honored at the Pro Bono Service Awards Ceremony by The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee and Bay Area Legal Services Volunteer Lawyers Program. The firm was the 2013 recipient of the Have a Heart, Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award by a Law Firm. The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Service Awards are presented annually to an organization, law firm, young lawyer, and lawyer for outstanding pro bono services to individuals with economic hardships and to charitable organizations whose primary purpose is to provide legal assistance to the underserved.
Hill Ward Henderson has a long history of giving back to the community. Benjamin H. Hill, III, one of the firm's founders, often tells young lawyers, "Practicing law is a privilege, not a right. As such, we as lawyers have an obligation to give back to our community." This philosophy is so pervasive that it has become integral to firm culture. In fact, giving back to the community is one of the firm's stated requirements for election to shareholder.