February 27, 2015 – Locke Lord has been honored as "Volunteer Law Firm of the Year" by the Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL). The Firm was recognized at CDEL's “Light Up the Loop” Winter Awards Benefit on February 25.
CDEL selected Locke Lord for its longstanding commitment to providing individual representation of low-income seniors and people with disabilities in a wide range of matters, including landlord/tenant disputes, guardianships, financial abuse and educational placements, among others. Ann Marie Walsh, a Partner at Locke Lord and the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair, accepted the award on the Firm’s behalf. Walsh serves on the board of directors of CDEL.
“CDEL is at the forefront of providing pro bono legal services to two groups which have been historically underrepresented in Chicago and around the country: low income seniors and people with disabilities,” said Jennifer A. Kenedy, Managing Partner of Locke Lord's Chicago office. “We are proud of the work our attorneys do to support CDEL in its mission to provide legal assistance to those who need it most in our own community.”
The Center for Disability & Elder Law has helped provide free legal services to more than 30,000 disabled people and senior citizens in the past three decades. More information about CDEL is available here.
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Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm. On January 10, 2015, Locke Lord LLP and Edward Wildman Palmer LLP combined to create Locke Lord LLP, a Firm of approximately 1,000 lawyers working from 23 offices to meet clients’ needs around the world. With a combined history of more than 125 years and a greatly enhanced domestic and global footprint, Locke Lord is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, insurance and reinsurance, telecommunications, technology, real estate, financial services and health care and life sciences, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, regulatory, intellectual property and fund formation teams.