Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce that the firm was named to the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Pro Bono Recognition Roster for the fifth consecutive year. Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke recognized the firm for its pro bono contributions at a reception on June 15, 2016.
PILI’s Pro Bono Recognition Roster recognizes law firms and corporations that devote time and resources to instilling a lifelong commitment to public interest law and pro bono services within the Illinois legal community. To qualify for PILI’s Pro Bono Recognition Roster, firms must meet at least two of the following criteria: an average of 35 pro bono hours per legal professional; a 5% increase in Illinois office(s) pro bono hours from the previous year; pro bono participation by 60% or more of the firm’s Illinois attorneys; participation in The Chicago Bar Foundation’s Law Firm Leadership Circle or PILI’s Illinois Pro Bono Pledge; or innovative steps to expand the firm’s pro bono program.
“We are honored to join PILI’s Pro Bono Recognition Roster for the fifth year in a row,” said Marci A. Eisenstein, the firm’s Managing Partner. “From exonerating the innocent to protecting college students who report sexual assault, Schiff Hardin’s unwavering commitment to our communities continues to define our firm’s culture.”
Through the collective efforts of Schiff Hardin and its fellow Pro Bono Recognition Roster honorees, low-income individuals across Illinois have access to the justice they deserve.