Community Legal Services of Philadelphia Honors Fox Rothschild with Equal Justice AwardOctober 20, 2020 – Press Releases
Fox Rothschild LLP is proud to be named among the 2020 Equal Justice Award recipients by the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia.
Honoring the firm’s decades-long commitment to CLS and its mission to provide equal justice for all, Fox was highlighted for its unwavering financial and pro bono support of the program as well as its dedication to serving those in the community that would otherwise not be able to afford legal representation.
Fox Partner Lauren P. McKenna, who serves on the board of CLS, accepted the award on behalf of the firm during its 31st annual Breakfast of Champions.
“For Fox – and for so many law firms – CLS serves as an invaluable partner in some of the most impactful pro bono work we do,” said McKenna. “By partnering with CLS, we can help clients avoid losing their homes and other devastating consequences of sudden economic misfortune. At times like these, we are more thankful than ever for the strength of our institutions. Community Legal Services is one of those institutions – and its mission has never been more relevant.”
Fox’s broad-based pro bono program includes legal services at no cost for individuals who need assistance as well as services to various organizations, community groups, nonprofit associations, social welfare and human resources organizations. Most recently, the firm launched a pro bono initiative to assist small business owners with insurance claims or property damage related to nationwide protests as well as to aid individuals detained as a result of their participation in nonviolent marches for racial justice.