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Partner Terri L. Mascherin is recognized as a trailblazer in litigation. The NLJ’s profile about Ms. Mascherin notes that she was president of the Chicago Bar Association from 2010 to 2011. When she finished her term, the Chicago legal community was facing challenges: people of modest means increasingly sought legal help, and law firms were not hiring lawyers who were graduating during the recession. Ms. Mascherin worked with the Chicago Bar Foundation to launch the Justice Entrepreneurs Project, an 18-month residential program that has graduated 90 lawyers who are serving the modest means community in Cook County. “Our people are making a living and also serving people in the neighborhood,” Ms. Mascherin says.
Partner Lindsay C. Harrison is recognized as a trailblazer in immigration. The NLJ’s profile about Ms. Harrison notes that she is a child of immigrants, so she is passionate about the issue. The profile highlights her efforts partnering with DKT Liberty Project, a longtime client of the firm, on the Representation Project. In a collaborative pilot project based out of the Calhoun County Jail in Michigan, the effort included lawyers finding pro bono counsel for immigrants who needed representation. “We eventually got asylum for more than 10 people in just the first year of the project,” Ms. Harrison tells The NLJ. The profile also notes that Ms. Harrison successfully argued a case challenging the government’s rescission of the DACA program.