Stinson Honored by LSEM with Outstanding Law Practice Award for Pro Bono Work
Stinson LLP has been honored by Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) with the Gerald. R. Ortbals Award for pro bono legal work. The award recognizes law firms that have distinguished themselves with an exemplary commitment to pro bono service.
"Stinson actively encourages and supports attorneys and staff to give back to the community. The firm provides direct pro bono service for clients including orders of protection, eviction defense and transactional law. The firm also partners with Legal Services' Neighborhood Vacancy Initiative," LSEM said.
This year, Stinson attorneys have donated over 450 hours to pro bono services in 20 distinct matters through a partnership with LSEM.
"We are honored to partner with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri as we work together to provide a sense of stability for our pro bono clients in the face of uncertainty," Stinson's Senior Pro Bono Manager Katie Cronin said. Stinson Partner John Munich added, "We are thankful for the services offered by LSEM that provide a safety net for our clients, enrich our communities and enable our attorneys to give a voice to those who would not otherwise have access to the law or the ability to efficiently obtain justice. It is truly an honor for us to partner with LSEM and to serve these clients." Munich serves as a member of LSEM's Board of Directors.
Stinson's pro bono program is led by Pro Bono Committee Co-Chairs Amy Conway and Bradley Yeretsky and implemented by Pro Bono Director Theresa Hughes and Senior Pro Bono Manager Katie Cronin. The firm's pro bono strategic plan expects all partners to contribute substantially to the firm's legacy through pro bono legal work and community service, and it encourages and supports involvement from associates to paralegals to summer associates. Through pro bono, our attorneys and paralegals gain skills and invest in their communities while championing the cause of justice.