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A History of Pro Bono and Public Service: 1960s

Sullivan Recruits Pro Bono Lawyers

US Supreme Court Pro BonoThe US Supreme Court ruled  that states must pay for trial transcripts so indigent defendants can appeal their convictions.  In response to the ruling, Thomas P. Sullivan and other Jenner & Block lawyers spearheaded the recruitment of lawyers in Illinois to handle the hundreds of appeals of past cases.

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