Making an Impact Outside the Workplace
At Loevy & Loevy, our devotion to achieving justice does not end with our clients. As a firm, we are committed to consistently making a positive impact in our local community and society at large. The firm actively seeks and participates in service projects that call upon the same talents and energies that we commit to our cases. Our attorneys donate their time and make charitable contributions to public service organizations. Many of them serve as volunteers, fundraisers, or board members in various interest groups to help tackle some of society’s most difficult challenges.
Pro Bono Legal Services
Attorneys at Loevy & Loevy share the core value that all people deserve equal access to the legal system. Under this guiding principle, our attorneys provide hundreds of hours of pro bono legal services each year to those who cannot otherwise afford it. In collaboration with the University of Chicago Law School Exoneration Project, we work to free men and women who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit. The Exoneration Project is a not-for-profit legal clinic where law students work side by side with our attorneys in post-conviction court proceedings.
Our attorneys also provide their legal expertise to underserved communities by volunteering their services to not-for-profit legal organizations such as the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, LAF Chicago, and the Settlement Assistance Program for Pro Se Litigants in the Northern District of Illinois.
Serving on Nonprofit Boards
As legal professionals, we have highly specialized skills and knowledge that benefit boards of not-for-profit organizations. Many of our attorneys serve on committees and hold leadership positions within these groups, which have a large impact in Chicago and nationally.
• Camp for All Kids: An organization that promotes and facilitates racial diversity by sending kids from underserved communities to overnight summer camps.
• Center for Constitutional Rights: A group committed to the use of law to protect the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and to make a positive impact for social change.
• Center on Wrongful Convictions, Justice Council: The council aims to educate the general public about wrongful convictions and the need for criminal justice reform.
• Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice: An impact research, education and advocacy organization working to make reforms relating to social justice and government effectiveness issues.
• Exodus World Service: An organization that mobilizes volunteers to welcome refugees resettling in Chicago.
• First Defense Legal Aid: A 501(c)(3) organization providing free general legal advice to all Chicago residents. The FDLA runs a 24-hour Chicago Police Custody Hotline and offers actual police station representation to those in police custody.
• Outdoor Mindset: An organization that facilitates outdoor recreational experiences for people with neurological disorders and their families and supporters.
Some of our most rewarding work happens away from our desks and in the community. Our attorneys and staff are engaged in all kinds of community service projects. We educate students, serve food to the hungry, and raise awareness and support for important causes such as multiple sclerosis research, animal welfare, and a cure for lupus.