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Adam Diederich Earns 2016 Young Lawyer Pro Bono Award from Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Adam will receive the award at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee’s annual The Power of Voice benefit on October 20, 2016, alongside famed children’s folk singer Ella Jenkins, Lori Lightfoot, and Sidley Austin LLP.

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Chicago Associate Molly L. Wiltshire Receives 2016 NIJC Rising Star Award

Each year, NIJC honors individuals who have made outstanding achievements to promote, protect, and advance human rights throughout the world. Molly and her fellow recipients will be honored at NIJC’s 17th Annual Human Rights Awards luncheon on June 2, 2016.

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Paula M. Ketcham, Shawna Boothe Earn 2016 CAASE Pro Bono Superstars Award

Paula and Shawna were recognized for their precedent-setting work on behalf of a survivor of sexual assault and stalking.

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Schiff Hardin Earns 2016 Partners in Caring Award from A Safe Place

A Safe Place honored the firm at its seventh annual Unmask the Violence Gala on October 21, 2016.

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Schiff Hardin Named to PILI’s 2016 Pro Bono Recognition Roster

The firm was named to the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Pro Bono Recognition Roster for the fifth consecutive year.

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Fitts Elected to Regional Plan Association Board of Directors

Sarah A. W. Fitts has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Regional Plan Association (RPA), an urban research and advocacy organization working to improve the New York metropolitan region’s economic health, environmental sustainability, and quality of life.

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Immigrant Client Spared from Deportation to Iraq After 13-Month Detention

Schiff successfully secured complete relief from deportation to Iraq for a pro bono client who was detained for over 13 months by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Joanne Faycurry Honored with Mentor of the Year Award

Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that Partner Joanne Faycurry is being recognized with the Mentor of the Year Award by the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program.

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Schiff Hardin Joins Pro Bono Initiative in New York to Ensure Detained Migrant Children’s Safety

Schiff Hardin is participating in a pro bono effort organized by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) to provide legal assistance to ensure the safety and well-being of migrant children who have been separated from family members after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Schiff Hardin Partners with Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce its recent partnership with the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, which provides pro bono assistance to unrepresented veterans or their loved ones appealing the denial of VA benefits.

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Schiff Hardin Recognized for Significant Pro Bono Contributions for Seventh Year in a Row

Schiff Hardin is proud to announce that the firm has been named to the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Pro Bono Recognition Roster for the seventh consecutive year.

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Schiff Partners with the Center for Inquiry to Challenge Michigan’s Marriage Law

Schiff Hardin is working with the Center for Inquiry (CFI) to change outdated statutes to allow non-religious individuals to solemnize marriages.

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Schiff Secures Rare Evidentiary Hearing for Pro Bono Client in Post-Conviction Petition

Schiff successfully secured an evidentiary hearing on a post-conviction petition filed on behalf of our pro bono client, who was convicted of first-degree murder in 2014 and sentenced to a 55-year imprisonment.

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Ajax Recognized with CVLS Distinguished Service Award for Pro Bono Work

Caitlin Ajax has been selected as a recipient of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) 2019 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her superior work providing pro bono services.

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Nathan Honored as Nomi Champion for Legal Contributions to Prevent Human Trafficking

Partner Harold Nathan was recognized as a Nomi Network Champion for his work supporting Nomi’s programs to create economic opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking in Cambodia and India.

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Schiff Hardin and Attorneys Named to State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that the firm and three attorneys have been recognized by the State Bar of Michigan’s Access to Justice Committee on its inaugural A Lawyer Helps Pro Bono Honor Roll.

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Schiff Hardin and CVLS Celebrate 40-Year Pro Bono Partnership

Schiff Hardin LLP and Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) are proud to commemorate 40 years of their unique and trailblazing pro bono partnership to advance change, improve lives, and bring justice, which began with the first-ever firm adoption of a CVLS neighborhood legal clinic in 1979.

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Schiff Hardin Hosted Cristo Rey Students in Street Law Program

Schiff Hardin LLP hosted the Spring 2019 Street Law/National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Legal Diversity Pipeline Program, which encourages the pursuit of legal careers by young people from groups currently underrepresented in the legal profession.

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Schiff Helps Political Dissident Secure Asylum

Schiff successfully secured asylum for a pro bono client who had faced persecution for political activities as a community organizer in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Schiff Joins Ford Motor Company in Global Day of Service

For the second consecutive year, Schiff Hardin LLP is participating in Ford Motor Company’s Legal Alliance for Women annual Global Day of Service.

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Schiff Receives 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Compass Award

Schiff Hardin LLP has been recognized with a 2019 Compass Award by the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD) for the firm’s active involvement in partnering with LCLD to foster a more diverse legal profession.

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Adamovich Honored with Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that Tracy Adamovich has been listed as one of 10 winners of the City Bar Justice Center’s (CBJC) 2020 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award.

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Dickinson and Gerardi Honored As 2020 NIJC Rising Star

Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce that Greg Dickinson and Chris Gerardi have been honored with the 2020 Rising Star Award by the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC).

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Schiff and Attorneys Named to Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll for Second Year

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce the firm and four attorneys have been listed on the State Bar of Michigan’s 2020 A Lawyer Helps Pro Bono Honor Roll, which recognizes the pro bono contributions of attorneys, law firms, and corporations to low-income individuals and families throughout Michigan.

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Schiff Hardin Provides Pro Bono Representation in Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Unconstitutional Tampon Tax in Michigan

Schiff Hardin is providing pro bono representation alongside Period Equity, the country’s first law and policy organization dedicated to making menstrual products affordable, safe, and accessible to those in need, in a class action lawsuit against the State of Michigan and its Department of Treasury for sex-based discrimination in taxing menstrual products.

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Schiff Named to PILI Pro Bono Recognition Roster

Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that the firm has been named to Public Interest Law Initiative’s (PILI) 2020 Pro Bono Recognition Roster.

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Schiff Secures 7th Circuit Precedent-Setting Appeal for “Covered Offense” Sentence Reconsideration Under First Step Act

Schiff recently scored a significant pro bono victory in the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for its client and others who were sentenced to disproportionately harsh sentences for crack cocaine offenses.

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Schiff Wins Compassionate Release for Two High-Risk Inmates Due to COVID-19

Schiff Hardin LLP recently secured compassionate release and relief from federal incarceration on behalf of two pro bono inmate clients who each suffered from underlying medical conditions that put them at high risk of serious illness and/or death from COVID-19 had they been exposed in their federal prisons.

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Schiff Wins Grant of Withholding of Removal for Salvadoran Pro Bono Client

Working in partnership with the National Immigrant Justice Center, Schiff secured a grant of withholding of removal under the U.N. Convention Against Torture for a pro bono client facing threats of violence in El Salvador.

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Three Pro Bono Wins for Military Veteran Clients

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce three pro bono client successes, resulting from the firm’s partnership with the Veterans Pro Bono Consortium.

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Schiff Secures Landmark Pro Bono Win for Homeless in Illinois

In a landmark case supporting the constitutional rights of homeless people in Illinois, the Schiff Hardin team secured the rights of two clients to panhandle to raise money to meet their basic needs.

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First-Ever Firm Adoption of a CVLS Clinic: Pro Bono Leap Becomes Model for Firms Across Chicago

Schiff Partner Paul Dengel reflects back on founding the first firm-adopted CVLS neighborhood clinic – from how it all began in the early years to the reason why it remains strong 40 years later.

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Legal Skills, Life Lessons, and Making a Difference as a Young Lawyer

Caitlin Ajax is an environmental lawyer with an active pro bono practice who was recently recognized with the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) 2019 Distinguished Service Award for her generous pro bono contributions and extensive commitment to addressing injustices on behalf of CVLS clients.

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Meet Our CVLS Coordinators

Meet our associates who manage the operations and scheduling for the Schiff-CVLS neighborhood clinic. Learn more about their rewarding experiences and the power of pro bono in this brief Q&A.