Perspectives on Pro Bono
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ArentFox Schiff is proud to announce that Partner Justin Goldberg has been awarded a Certificate of Congressional Recognition by US Congresswoman Young Kim, a prestigious honor recognizing his outstanding performance, integrity, excellence, and dedication to serving the veteran community.
ArentFox Schiff is pleased to announce that the firm has been named to Public Interest Law Initiative’s (PILI) 2023 Pro Bono Recognition Roster, which recognizes law firms and corporations that have made significant pro bono commitments and contributions in Illinois.
ArentFox Schiff is pleased to announce that Jon Bouker, Government Relations practice co-leader and AFS Pro Bono Committee co-chair, has been recognized with the DC Bar’s 2023 William J. Brennan Jr. Award for his tireless advocacy for access to justice.
In a pro bono partnership with Buried Alive Project, ArentFox Schiff helped secure the release of Tony Lewis, who was serving a life sentence for a drug offense in Washington, DC. After spending nearly 34 years in prison, Lewis will be released on March 20, 2023.
ArentFox Schiff is pleased to announce the firm is being recognized by Global Citizen Experience (GCE) Lab School in Chicago for donating more than $250,000 in pro bono legal services.
AFS partnered with GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) to assist in and secure a favorable client outcome in Williams v. Kincaid, a suit alleging lack of reasonable accommodation for gender dysmorphia under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Mir Ali has been recognized among Crain’s Chicago Business’ Notable Military Veteran Executives in 2021.
Partner Eva Pulliam recently spoke with Above the Law’s The Jabot podcast about Arent Fox's Center for Racial Equality.
The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and the weaponization of race against Chris Cooper are heartbreaking reminders that many Americans, including colleagues at Arent Fox, have to carry with them every day the added burden of being a person of color in our country.
Arent Fox Partner Hunter Carter is receiving special recognition for his dedicated efforts to secure marriage equality in Latin America.
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.
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.
Nation’s Top Child-Focused Organizations Strongly Urge California Federal Court to Oppose Trump Administration’s Move to End Flores Settlement
Arent Fox LLP filed an amicus brief in the US District Court for the Central District of California in support of the Plaintiff in Jenny Lisette Flores, et al., v. William Barr, Attorney General of the United States, et al.
RAICES, Arent Fox, and Aldea PJC File Suit Against Detention Center Company for Forcefully Re-Separating Immigrant Families
RAICES, Arent Fox LLP, and Aldea PJC have filed suit in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas on behalf of a group of 26 plaintiffs who fled life-threatening violence in their home countries to seek asylum in the United States.
On December 4, Complex Litigation Partner James H. Hulme was elected Vice President of the Council for Court Excellence at the nonprofit’s semi-annual board meeting held in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
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.
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).