MoloLamken Receives Seventh Circuit Bar Association's Justice John Paul Stevens Pro Bono and Public Service Award

May 24, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
(New York, May 24, 2018) The national litigation boutique MoloLamken LLP is the recipient of the 2018 Justice John Paul Stevens Law Firm Pro Bono Award from the Seventh Circuit Bar Association. MoloLamken Partner Gerald Meyer accepted the award at the Association's annual dinner held on May 1 in Chicago and attended by United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan, many members of the federal judiciary, and leading lawyers from Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Journalist Jeffrey Toobin was the evening's keynote speaker.

The award recognizes the firm's outstanding pro bono work in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In 2017, MoloLamken undertook twelve pro bono appellate appointments in the Seventh Circuit, as well as other pro bono work in the trial courts. Eight of the firm's pro bono matters involved direct criminal appeals, an area most in need of volunteers, while the others involved issues of state prisoner habeas corpus, civil rights, and disability. In total, the firm contributed on average more than 100 pro bono hours per lawyer throughout the year.

"It's a tremendous honor for the firm to be recognized for its pro bono efforts," said Gerald Meyer, who coordinates the firm's pro bono activities. "Pro bono representation can make a big difference in the outcome of cases for pro se litigants and is of great value to the courts as well as the public."

The firm sees pro bono work as not merely altruistic, but also as an effective training program. "Our attorneys are eager to take on pro bono matters, tackling both briefing and oral arguments. These opportunities provide them with unparalleled experience, while offering invaluable service to indigents and the court," said firm co-founder Jeffrey Lamken.

"MoloLamken provides the highest level of representation in all our matters, including pro bono cases. We are honored to receive this award and proud of the hard work that went into earning it," said firm co-founder Steven Molo.

About MoloLamken LLP

MoloLamken handles complex business litigation, IP litigation, and white collar defense and investigations in the trial and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. It also handles arbitrations in tribunals throughout the world. The firm's international client base includes leading corporations, hedge funds, private equity firms, investors, inventors, executives, and foreign sovereigns. With offices in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., MoloLamken is involved in some of the most significant litigation pending in the U.S. courts today.

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