Jenner & Block

First Jenner Pro Bono Award Goes to Steinken, O'Connor

Jenner & Block recently awarded its first annual Albert E. Jenner Pro Bono Award for providing exceptional legal services to the needy.  The Award was presented to Partner Richard Steinken and Associate Christopher O’Connor (left), for their pro bono representation of the defendant in People v. Tolliver in two month-long jury trials in 2001.  Presenting the award is Barry Levenstam, Co-Chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee, who called their work on the case "an exceptional commitment to the administration of justice."  The Firm will donate $5,000 in the winners' names to the First Defense Legal Aid Fund of Chicago.