We’re also committed to the communities where we live and work. Each year, Schiff Hardin contributes time and financial resources to more than 100 community organizations. Our involvement is wide-ranging. It includes providing pro bono counsel to immigrants to tutoring at risk high school students and serving meals at a homeless shelter.

For more information on our pro bono efforts, visit Citizenship.

  • Community and Bar Involvement

    We actively support several diverse bar associations around the country, including the National Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Association of Chicago, the National Asian Pacific Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago. 

    Schiff Hardin is also a “leadership signatory” to the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women Call to Action. That document promotes and enhances leadership opportunities for women attorneys in Chicago. Call to Action goals include increasing the number of women partners, increasing women’s participation on firm committees, and increasing the number of female practice group leaders. 

  • Pipeline Initiatives

    Schiff Hardin contributes substantial time and financial support to a wide variety of organizations and scholarships that encourage minority and first-generation students to continue their educations and consider becoming lawyers. 

    We support the following organizations, among others:

    Cabrini Connections

    Chicago Debate Commission

    Chicago Hope Academy


    Equal Justice Works

    Girl Scouts of SE Michigan

    Just The Beginning Foundation

    Legal Prep Charter Academy

    LINK Unlimited Scholars

    Penedo Charitable Organization

    Playworks Illinois

    Posse Foundation

    Street Law, Inc.

    Thomas Kelly High School Debate

    United Negro College Fund


  • Insights

    News Release

    Schiff Hardin Named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for Sixth Consecutive Year

    For the sixth year in a row, the firm earned a perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index.

    News Release

    Schiff Hardin Named to Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 2015 “50 Best Law Firms for Women” List

    For the 4th straight year, Working Mother recognized Schiff Hardin as a law firm that is leading the way in attracting, retaining, and promoting women lawyers.

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David C. Scott

We have worked for 17 straight years with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago. Each year we fix up a home. It’s a great day. Dozens of our lawyers and staff paint, do landscaping, and install cabinets and safety features. This event has one goal that we share: keeping elderly and disabled homeowners 'warm, safe and dry.'