Segal McCambridge in Chicago Kicks Off CBF's Investing in Justice Campaign and Aims for 90% Participation in Pro Bono
Last night, Segal McCambridge welcomed to its Chicago office representatives of the Chicago Legal Clinic (CLC) and the Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) in an event designed to give a jump-start to the office's pro bono efforts for 2010. Edward Grossman, the CLC's Executive Director, and Lorinda Vancura, the Supervising Attorney of the CLC's Chancery Advice Desk, came to describe the many opportunities for pro bono work that the CLC coordinates for Chicago area attorneys. For the CBF, Director of Development David Gee and Director of Pro Bono Kelly Tautges described the CBF's Investing in Justice campaign and detailed the important work the organization does in coordinating and funding the pro bono activities of numerous Chicago agencies.
For Segal McCambridge's part, Mitchell Morinec and Melissa Fallah detailed their own pro bono experiences in the Chicago area, and from Philadelphia via pre-recorded video Patricia Baxter recounted some of the efforts that culminated in her being awarded the 2010 Pro Bono Publico Award for Civil Litigation by the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. Don Segal spoke on the firm's longstanding dedication to pro bono. Representing the firm's Pro Bono & Public Service Committee, Catherine Goldhaber and Scott Henry co-chaired the event.
Segal McCambridge has set for its attorneys a firm-wide goal of 90% community participation in pro bono, either through donating time or money. Just two months into the year, the Chicago office is already at the 20% mark. Check the pro bono page regularly for updates on the firm's progress.