the heart of the matter
Pro Bono and Community Service Report 2017
Message from the Pro Bono Committee
Welcome to the 2017 The Heart of the Matter annual pro bono and community service report. This past year, our lawyers devoted a record number of pro bono hours. The numbers alone do not tell the full story of our commitment and work. On matters large and small, we provided critical legal services to those most in need and gave an important voice to countless clients. This report highlights some of the matters concluded in 2017.
It was also our great privilege to be named as the 2017 American Lawyer’s #1 pro bono law firm for the eighth time. This is an important confirmation of our commitment to the communities where we live and work. For all of us at Jenner & Block, pro bono work is not only a core value of our firm but part of an ethic of giving back that guides us every day.
In this report, you can read about our cases and matters during the past year and also watch videos that bring to life some of the people and situations that captured our time and energy.
From winning cases before the US Supreme Court, to securing freedom for the wrongfully convicted, and creating new partnering opportunities and projects in our London office, our program continued to reach across issues and jurisdictions. We hope you enjoy reading about the rich diversity of our work and we encourage your comments and feedback. We also invite you to find ways to partner with us in our pro bono efforts and to help us help those who truly need it.