October 16, 2012
Latham & Watkins was honored at the Legal Aid Society’s Equal Access to Justice Awards on October 11, 2012. Richard Levy, Office Managing Partner of the firm’s Chicago office, spoke on a panel moderated by Chicago Tribune reporter Ameet Sachdev on the importance of pro bono work in the community. Levy also accepted a pro bono award on behalf of the Chicago office for the firm’s commitment to pro bono. Latham has worked with the Legal Aid Society since 2007, with the firm representing the Legal Aid Society on a number of important projects, including most recently, LAS’ initiative aimed at allowing trafficking victims to bring civil lawsuits and seek damages from traffickers and those who aid them.
The Legal Aid Society has been providing critical legal services to low-income families in the Chicago area, protecting them in cases of domestic violence, elder abuse, housing and consumer issues for over 125 years. Today, the Legal Aid Society serves more than 7,500 families and individuals each year.