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Susan M. Hoffman, Crowell & Moring Public Service Partner, Running for D.C. Bar President-Elect

Washington, D.C. – April 24, 2018: Crowell & Moring LLP is proud to announce that Susan M. Hoffman, the firm’s public service partner, is running to become president-elect of the D.C. Bar for the 2018-2019 term. Hoffman is one of two candidates on the ballot. The president-elect serves for one year before becoming president, and then serves a third year as immediate past president.

A recognized leader in the D.C. legal community and pro bono advocate, Hoffman has focused her career on expanding access to justice, promoting career development opportunities, and developing the next generation of leadership. As full-time pro bono partner at Crowell & Moring, Susie’s practice for the past 30 years has focused on increasing access to justice through mobilizing individual attorneys at the firm to take on pro bono matters ranging from representation of the homeless, elderly individuals, and domestic violence victims, to civil rights impact and appellate litigation. Hoffman has held numerous leadership positions over the years with the D.C. Bar, with legal services organizations and with other community nonprofits. She also volunteers with several local charities.

For more information, visit Hoffman’s campaign website at Voting is open from April 23 to May 25, and D.C. Bar members can vote online at

Created in 1972, the D.C. Bar is the second-largest unified bar in the United States, with approximately 100,000 members in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. 

About Crowell & Moring's Pro Bono Practice 

Crowell & Moring's pro bono practice includes a broad range of matters, particularly children's rights/family law, immigration, and criminal justice. The firm also handles countless other types of pro bono matters referred by nonprofit legal services organizations and, on occasion, its own lawyers. More than 20 years ago, Crowell & Moring was the first DC-based firm to elect a full-time public service partner and has twice been honored as D.C. Bar Pro Bono Firm of the Year in Washington, D.C. Today, the firm's lawyers contribute more than 35,000 hours in pro bono legal services annually to low-income and underrepresented individuals and deserving nonprofits.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


Christine Elfmann
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