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Pro Bono Report 2010

Sidley’s 2010 Pro Bono and Community Service Report offers a slightly different perspective from other years’ reports. This year, we focus on the impact of our pro bono work on a personal level, offering the accounts of lawyers and clients to illustrate the profound effect our work has not only on the people we serve, but on the lawyers and staff who give their time and energy to pro bono service. These personal stories reveal that pro bono work truly can be a life-changing experience. Many of our lawyers have worked on matters that might not capture headlines, but the results of which have materially altered the lives of our clients. Their gratitude is the greatest compensation many of us will ever earn over the course of our careers. Through the 86,485 hours Sidley lawyers and staff have devoted to pro bono work in 2010, we have received more than we have given. We are privileged to serve our communities, our country and our neighbors throughout the world, and we thank our clients for allowing us such broadening and enriching opportunities to serve.