Segal McCambridge is proud to announce that Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) and Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions are the recipients of the 2021 Donald Segal Pro Bono Award.
The award, named after firm founding shareholder Donald Segal, honors Donald’s lifetime commitment of championing pro bono initiatives at the firm and beyond. Founded in 2020, it recognizes organizations that work to promote access to legal justice and equality in our communities.
“I am honored that our firm continues to invest in our communities and am proud of the many attorneys and staff who donate their time to help others seek justice,” said Donald. “CVLS and the Center on Wrongful Convictions are just two of the many excellent organizations that our lawyers have supported across the country, and I continue to be humbled that this award bears my name.”
This year, the $5,000 donation will be divided between Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions. Last year’s recipients were The Chicago Bar Foundation and the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services is an organization that assists Chicago’s legal community to deliver traditional representation and innovative legal solutions to people working or living in poverty. This pro bono organization has been assisting the residents of Chicago for more than 55 years.
Since 1999, the Center on Wrongful Convictions has dedicated itself to identifying and rectifying wrongful convictions and other serious miscarriages of justice. To date, the Center has exonerated more than forty innocent men, women and children from around the country.
Segal McCambridge serves corporate and insurance industry clients in a variety of litigation, providing strategic counsel and invoking a trial-ready approach in matters involving product liability, toxic torts, employment law, environmental law, premises liability and transportation law, as well as complex commercial disputes. The firm was founded in 1986 in Chicago and boasts offices in Austin, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Jersey City, New York, Philadelphia and St. Louis.