Our Commitment

Our Commitment

McDermott Will & Emery recognizes and appreciates the need to give back to the communities of which it is a part and to assist those who are unable to afford legal services.

We offer a comprehensive pro bono and community service program managed and led by our full-time pro bono counsel and the chair of our Pro Bono & Community Service Committee, which seeks to ensure that the same Firm standards of quality, service and care that are given to our paying clients are also afforded to those we serve on a pro bono basis.

We strongly encourage our lawyers and staff to participate in pro bono initiatives, volunteer services and charitable activities, and we recognize lawyer time dedicated to pro bono and community service as equivalent to billable hours for all purposes.

The people of McDermott Will & Emery understand their unique privilege and professional responsibility as lawyers to enhance the lives of those in need and are committed to ensuring that low-income and disadvantaged individuals have access to justice.

For more information about our pro bono and community service program, view our 2010 Social Responsibility Report.

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