Lawyers Make Weekly Trip to Brown Elementary to Tutor Kids in Reading


Elizabeth Lewis was featured among 28 other McDermott lawyers who participate in weekly sessions to help improve reading skills of third-graders at a Chicago elementary school in a poor area of the city. Each lawyer works with one student for a full year, and their tutoring is part of a firm-wide “Partners in Reading” initiative to help children in inner-city schools develop reading skills. Ms. Lewis said, „It’s grounding to step away from the office, books and memos to teach something as basic as reading … I’m always glad to go.“