Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Sidley Austin

By Jeremy Heallen (October 23, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT) -- Sidley Austin LLP's devotion to securing justice for the wrongly convicted, advocacy on behalf of immigrants facing life-threatening political persecution and dedication to improving the lives of the world's poorest farmers lands it a spot among Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2014.

The firm's 1,813 lawyers and staff put in 105,469 pro bono hours from June 2013 through the end of May, with attorneys averaging 53 hours each. For the past seven years, Sidley has exceeded its goal of committing an amount equal to 3 percent of its annual billable time to pro bono work.

Through an array of firmwide initiatives...

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