Sidley's Commitment to Pro Bono and Community Service

Sidley’s lawyers and staff devote more than 100,000 hours to pro bono projects annually, and play a vital role in people’s lives throughout the world, including through death penalty appeals, political asylum matters, civil rights litigation and veterans benefits appeals. We are also dedicated to improving the livelihoods of the world’s poorest farmers and their communities. We recognize our profound responsibility to use our skills and experience to provide services to individuals and organizations that otherwise would be unable to afford legal representation. Our annual pro bono reports provide a sample of the pro bono projects that Sidley lawyers have undertaken in recent years.

In July 2014, our D.C. office celebrated the lawyers and staff who devoted more than 60 hours to pro bono work in 2013 at our annual Vincent F. Prada Pro Bono Awards Ceremony. We were honored to have as our keynote speaker Stephen Bright, President and Senior Counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights and the Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law and Supervising Attorney at Yale Law School. Please click here to view the ceremony and hear Mr. Bright’s inspiring remarks. 

2016 Pro Bono Report

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Sidley's first office on the third floor of the Marine Bank Building at Lake and La Salle Streets in Chicago in 1866. Photo Credit: Chicago History Museum color reproduction of Lithograph; ICHi-63077; Jevne and Almini Lithograph: Marine Bank Building; Chicago, IL; 1866; Lithographer Jevne and Almini. Image has been cropped for this usage.

Jeffrey Green, Sidley’s Chair of the Pro Bono Committee, discussing the pro bono program

In July 2014, our D.C. office celebrated the lawyers and staff who devoted more than 60 hours to pro bono work in 2013 at our annual Vincent F. Prada Pro Bono Awards Ceremony. We were honored to have as our keynote speaker Stephen Bright, President and Senior Counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights and the Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law and Supervising Attorney at Yale Law School.

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