Jenner & Block

Service to the Community

At Jenner & Block, our lawyers are involved in a wide range of public service activities.  Some of our lawyers volunteer their time with community organizations; others focus on service to the bar; and many spend time doing both.  We are proud of the public service activities our lawyers choose, and we fully support this aspect of their professional development.

Service to the Bar
Jenner & Block lawyers are extremely active in the organized bar.  Among other things, by participating in the organized bar, our lawyers contribute to the evolution of the profession.  Bar participation also provides opportunities to make new connections and develop leadership skills and abilities.  Our partners often recommend associates and other partners for committees and to serve as speakers for various programs.

Our lawyers are leaders in numerous bars – national and local.  For example, Partner Terri L. Mascherin is a past president and a board member of the Chicago Bar Association.  Partner Susan J. Kohlmann has held numerous positions at the New York City Bar, including serving as chair of the Diversity Committee and the Women in the Profession Committee. 

Our lawyers find their experiences both personally and professionally rewarding.  Through their service, some discover an interest in a different area of law while others see it as an opportunity to advance an issue about which they are passionate. The firm offers support in a variety of ways including sponsoring events.

Community Service
From serving on the board of national and local organizations to volunteering with the Boys & Girls Clubs, our lawyers take part in a broad range of community service activities.  Many of their choices reflect personal interests and passions outside of the legal arena.  It is a way for them to get involved in their communities and an opportunity to develop new contacts they otherwise would not have made.

For example, Partner Reena R. Bajowala is a member of the Junior Leadership Council of the National Immigrant Justice Center.  Partner E. Lynn Grayson is past chairperson of the Air and Waste Management Association.  Partner Jerome L. Epstein is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Thurgood Marshall Academy.  Los Angeles office Managing Partner Rick Richmond is the former chairman of the Los Angeles Eagle Scout Association. Of Counsel Richard J. Gray is a member of the National Board of Trustees for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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