Trend Toward Pro Bono Partnerships in Large Law Firms Continues

The trend toward establishment of pro bono departments in national law firms continues. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal brings in Benjamin Weinberg, former Chief of the Public Interest Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office as its second Pro Bono partner. Mr. Weinberg is interviewed for The AmLaw Daily. Follow the link below to view the full article.

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal is among the many law firms that have hired full-time pro bono partners in recent years. Last month, the firm welcomed Benjamin Weinberg, most recently chief of the Illinois attorney general’s public interest division, as its second pro bono partner. The move, Weinberg says, was a natural, given his longstanding regard for public interest work. We talked to him about how the new job connects to what he’s done in the past, and why it’s important for a pro bono coordinator to be a lawyer.

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