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June 1, 2011

A History of Pro Bono and Public Service: 1950s

Start of Pro Bono at Jenner & Block

Thomas P. Sullivan, Prentice H. Marshall and Jerold S. Solovy launched the firm’s commitment to the defense of indigent criminal defendants in the 1950s.  All three lawyers joined, and Mr. Sullivan later chaired, the Chicago Bar Association Defense of Prisoners Committee.  They not only represented indigent criminal defendants, but they also began recruiting dozens of other Jenner & Block lawyers to the same service.  From this, the firm’s nationally recognized pro bono program evolved.

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May 1, 2011

A History of Pro Bono and Public Service: 1940s

Albert E. Jenner, youngest president of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)

Albert E. Jenner, Jr. joined the firm as an associate in 1935. In 1947 at the age of 40, Mr. Jenner became the youngest president of the ISBA.  He was also president of the American College of Trial Lawyers.   In 1955, Mr. Jenner’s name was added to the firm name, which ultimately became Jenner & Block in 1969.

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January 1, 2011

A History of Pro Bono and Public Service: 1920s

Founder and First Chair of the ABA Antitrust Law Section

Edward R JohnstonEdward R. Johnston, known as the “Chief,” was one of the country’s most prominent antitrust lawyer in the ‘20s.  He formed the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association and served as its first chair from 1952-1953.   Johnston was made a name partner in 1919, when the firm became Newman, Poppenhusen, Stern & Johnston.

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