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Partner Bradford Lyerla Discusses Significance of William J. Hibbler Memorial Pro Se Assistance Program

Jenner & Block Partner Bradford P. Lyerla is quoted in The Circuit Rider regarding his involvement with the William J. Hibbler Memorial Pro Se Assistance Program.  The program provides a free help desk for pro se parties in federal civil cases.  Most often, the desk’s visitors are plaintiffs in civil rights and employment cases. Volunteer lawyers act as a resource to help analyze claims, draft pleadings, review documents and understand rulings.  “Gratitude and service to others are keys to happiness,” Mr. Lyerla tells The Circuit Rider, the journal of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association.  “I think the main kick that I get out of Hibbler is that I feel like I am helping real people with real problems.  I also like the fact that Hibbler work is under the radar. At my firm, we do a lot of high profile pro bono, and I have done that myself.  But Hibbler has no glory attached to it, and at this stage of my life, I prefer personal and low-key pro bono service.”  To learn more about the program, contact the Legal Assistance Foundation at 312 229-6060 or visit the LAF online.

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