CRA recognized at PILI’s annual reception for pro bono contributions

CRA recognized at PILI’s annual reception for pro bono contributions

CRA’s Chicago office was recently recognized by the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) for the many pro bono activities CRA colleagues participate in. Members of the Forensic & Cyber Investigations Practice attended the event to accept the award on behalf of the office.

“It’s an honor to have been recognized by such an established organization for CRA’s pro bono activities within the Chicago community,” said Associate Principal Kim Hartley.

PILI’s Annual Pro Bono Reception celebrates the inspiring and life-changing pro bono work being done in Illinois through effective pro bono programs, innovative partnerships, and the unwavering dedication of individual attorneys and legal professionals. This event also supports the work of PILI’s Pro Bono Initiative Program.

Members of the Chicago office provide support and assistance to low-income or underrepresented populations in the area. Many CRA leaders assist nonprofit organizations as board members, lending their expertise in financial and accounting matters. Junior staff volunteer with several organizations and programs, including mentoring children from underserved areas of the community, giving them educational support while fostering life skills. Other activities include volunteering at a food pantry and participating in activities such as the Chase Corporate Challenge.

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke was the special guest speaker at the 2016 awards. The focal point of the event was the Pro Bono Recognition Roster, which recognizes law firms and corporations whose impressive pro bono contributions are making a difference in Illinois for those who need it most.

Among the nearly 300 guests were lawyers and legal professionals from law firms, corporations, law schools, and legal aid organizations.