“I subscribe to the belief that each human life should be judged not by its duration
but by its donation. Each of us is duty bound to make our community, our state and our nation
a little bit better by our presence.”
– Charles L. Bacon, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
As a leader in the delivery of pro bono legal services, Shook, Hardy & Bacon provides approximately 30,000 hours of free legal counsel on an annual basis, donating its expertise and resources to communities across the United States. In recent years, SHB attorneys have assisted unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings, staffed legal clinics and advocated on behalf of disabled individuals. These pro bono efforts reflect the firm’s dedication to representing the underserved in matters as diverse in nature and scope as the attorneys who handle them.
To institutionalize this ongoing commitment, SHB has appointed a full-time director of pro bono services, who partners with the Pro Bono Committee and a full-time pro bono staff to administer the program's day-to-day activities.
Director of Pro Bono Services: Jolie L. Justus 816-474-6550
SHB Pro Bono Newsletter
For the Public Good - Summer 2012
For the Public Good - Fall 2011
For the Public Good - Spring 2011
For the Public Good - July 2010
For the Public Good - February 2010
For the Public Good - July 2009