In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, law firms across the United States are making an effort to help, from providing pro bono legal assistance to fundraising and donating. Law360 recently featured some of the most recent efforts by the legal community responding to the pandemic, including Katten’s role serving as a lead firm for a remote legal clinic launched by the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.
Through this program, about two dozen Katten attorneys have volunteered to provide pro bono legal consultations to small businesses and nonprofits, advising them in various areas including contact, general corporate and governance, federal, state and local tax, real estate, employment, insurance, financing and COVID-19 relief programs.
Spearheaded by its Director of Pro Bono Services Jonathan Baum, Katten has long been committed to providing legal services to those most in need. The firm’s leadership role in the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights project, along with similar efforts in other cities where Katten has offices, reflect a redoubling of that commitment in these very challenging times.
Read, "Counsel Who Care: How Attys Are Helping During A Crisis," in its entirety.