McDermott Honored by Chicago Bar Association’s Lawyers in the Classroom Program - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Honored by Chicago Bar Association’s Lawyers in the Classroom Program


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery and William H. Brown Elementary School are being recognized with a Civic Education Appreciation Award from the Chicago Bar Association’s Lawyers in the Classroom Program (LIC). The award highlights the unique partnership and the team’s work to help youth understand how the law applies to them, their community and their lives.

For more than 30 years, the LIC program has provided civic and social justice education to Chicago elementary and middle school students. The program pairs law professionals with teachers and students in Chicago area schools to provide early and critical access to civic education and reaches nearly 5,000 students in sixty Chicagoland schools each year.

“We’re honored to be a long-time partner of the Chicago Bar’s LIC Program and Brown Elementary School,” said Elizabeth Lewis, McDermott’s Pro Bono and Community Service Partner. “As a young lawyer who participated in the program years ago, I can say first-hand that the LIC program is a deeply fulfilling, learning experience for both our lawyers and the students.”

The team members involved in the partnership include: Evelyn Atwater, Catherine Battin, William Butler, Ryan Clarke, Joshua Cohrs, Michael Ferrara, Gregory Fosheim, Dexter Golinghorst, Nick Greiner, Timothy Halleron, Lindsay Heyen, George Houhanisin, Emily Keil, David Saunders, Christopher Stacker, Teal Trujilo, Bernardo Vaz, Monica Wallace and Evan Walters.

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