Winston & Strawn: Setting up for the Future

It is inspiring to see the number of for-profit law firms in Chicago that have active pro bono programs. These firms help balance the scales of justice by creating opportunities for their attorney’s to use their expertise to help those who are otherwise unable to afford their services. Winston & Strawn LLP has taken a…

The Giving Kind

Catherine Masters and Schiff Hardin Foster a Pro Bono Mentality “We do not restrict the kinds of pro bono work our lawyers handle. Instead we encourage them to pursue their pro bono passions,” reads Schiff Hardin’s pro bono page. It is encouragement that Schiff’s attorneys thrive on, and there is perhaps no better single example…

“You have a superstar.”

On Friday, June 17, LAF client Johnnie Brown got up and told the story of her family to over 500 people in a crowded ballroom.  We laughed, we cried, we were moved by the love she and her husband have for their child, and we were proud of the work LAF did to keep them together….

A Community Committed to Justice

LAF’s history, like any history, is one of inspiring highs and rocky lows, and, like any history, it’s filled with people who have pushed the story forward with passionate belief and action. LAF remains a force to be reckoned with in the legal world because of these people, notably many of whom have come from…

This Wide City

Keith Forrest, Jonathan Baum, and Katten Muchin Rosenman: Taking a Stand for All of Chicago It is easy to allow your world to narrow, to develop a habit of operating entirely from the comfort of life as you know it. As a result, we lose touch with the fact that our world is much larger…