April 10, 2012

Jenner & Block Associate Ashley M. Schumacher will speak at the 7th Circuit Bar Association’s CLE seminar titled, “Maximizing Your Pro Bono Experience,” to be held April 10 at the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. The seminar will cover the keys to a successful pro bono engagement, including earning the trust of pro bono clients; preparing clients for settlement or trial; meeting the court’s expectations; the career benefits of pro bono; and marketing pro bono experience.

Ms. Schumacher is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the Firm’s Federal Subject Matter Jurisdiction Expertise Group. She has experience in complex commercial litigation, class action, antitrust, and education law. Ms. Schumacher also has a significant pro bono practice, which includes defending both a client on federal death row and a client in habeas and criminal sentencing proceedings.

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