Segal McCambridge Increases Pro Bono Participation by 40%, Qualifies for PILI Pro Bono Recognition Roster


July 1, 2014

With a 25 percent increase in pro bono participation in 2013 in Illinois alone, Segal McCambridge is pleased to share that it qualified for inclusion in the Public Interest Law Initiative’s (PILI) 2014 Pro Bono Recognition Roster. The annual roster recognizes law firms and corporate legal departments whose commitment to pro bono work makes a difference in Illinois. Firms and companies recognized must meet at least two areas of requirement related to pro bono involvement in Illinois within the past year.

Segal McCambridge significantly surpassed one requirement - a five percent increase in Illinois pro bono hours - with a 25 percent increase in involvement in 2013. The firm satisfied an additional requirement – innovative steps to increase pro bono involvement and offerings – through several programs the firm introduced in 2013 to expand options for attorneys and increase pro bono participation. Efforts included hosting meet and greets with pro bono organization staff to foster relationships, identifying pro bono outlets for attorneys who frequently travel, and launching initiatives to promote pro bono work internally. Firmwide, Segal McCambridge’s pro bono commitment increased by nearly 41 percent from 2012 to 2013.

Catherine Goldhaber, Chair of Segal McCambridge’s Pro Bono and Public Service Committee, remarked, “People want to help others - I am grateful to work with a firm that seeks out or creates these volunteering opportunities for its employees.”

Read about Segal McCambridge’s commitment to providing legal aid and serving those less fortunate at the firm’s Pro Bono page.

PILI is an organization that cultivates a lifelong commitment to public interest law and pro bono service within the Illinois legal community to expand the availability of legal services for people, families and communities in need. Learn more about PILI here.