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2019 Pro Bono Highlights
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Our annual Pro Bono Highlights report captures a selection of last year’s major cases, our firm’s impact and the breadth of our work. Sidley’s collective efforts have helped give prisoners on death row hope; provided sanctuary for refugees escaping persecution; defended the rights of LGBTQ individuals; supported people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; obtained relief for veterans in distress; aided arts programs in expanding their audiences; and fostered the growth of entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Hours Dedicated to Pro Bono Work in 2019
“Justice for
always has been at the core of Sidley’s pro bono work. When called upon, our lawyers mobilize quickly to help right fundamental wrongs. We do that directly and in partnership with local, national and international advocacy groups to lift up fellow human beings by expanding access to justice and promoting the principles of equality and liberty.”
— Michael J. Schmidtberger, Executive Committee Chair