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Racing to support legal services in Chicago

January 1, 2016

Toward the end of every summer, our Chicago office attorneys and staff lace up their shoes and hit the pavement in the name of justice. The firm is a proud sponsor of Race Judicata, an annual 5K fundraiser benefiting Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, an organization of more than 2,300 volunteer attorneys who donate free legal services to thousands of low-income Chicagoans every year. The race, now in its 22nd year, attracts participants from nearly 100 law firms and other legal organizations across the city.

CVLS offers a variety of legal aid programs, including neighborhood clinics and referral panels. In addition, its pro bono attorneys represent the best interests of minors and the disabled through Guardian ad litem proceedings in Probate Court and represent homeowners fighting foreclosure through its Chancery Court Access to Justice initiative. 

While Race Judicata is just one of many charitable causes the firm supports in Chicago, it is one of the most fun. After breaking a sweat in the 5K along Chicago’s lakefront, Thompson Coburn team members are rewarded with dinner and drinks at the firm’s hospitality tent, where attorneys, staff and guests gather to enjoy the rest of the evening, including live music and an awards ceremony. There is also an annual contest for the highly coveted best team T-shirt award.