Social Responsibility

Community service is fundamental to HSPRD’s culture. We are fully dedicated to serving the communities in which our lawyers and staff work and live. We carry out our commitment in a variety of ways, including encouraging our lawyers to become active in community organizations, supporting pro bono activities, donating money to not-for-profits, and co-counseling cases with local and national advocacy organizations.

HSPRD lawyers are involved with many community organizations, including the following:

  • Amate House, which is a non-profit organization that allows recent college graduates to complete a year of volunteer service in Chicago-area schools and social service agencies.

  • American Immigration Council

  • Centro Romero

  • Chicago Access Network Television

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

  • Community Activism Law Alliance

  • Farmworker Justice

  • Field Museum

  • Friends of Prentice Women’s Hospital

  • Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights

  • Illinois Humanities Council

  • Illinois Society for Prevention of Blindness

  • Kartemquin Films, which is an organization of independent filmmakers developing documentaries with a focus on people whose lives are most directly affected by social and political change and who are often overlooked or misrepresented by the media

  • Legal Assistance Foundation

  • MALDEF

  • Migration Policy Institute

  • The Mikva Challenge

  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

  • National Commission on ICE Misconduct

  • National Council of La Raza

  • National Immigrant Justice Center

  • National Immigration Law Center

  • Perfectly Legal Productions LLC, which produces live theatrical dramas of historical legal events for CLE credit

  • The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

  • Southern Migrant Legal Services

  • Southern Poverty Law Center

  • Uptown People’s Law Center

Karyn Bass Ehler Emceed the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs program, “Iftar In The Synagogue.” Iftar In The Synagogue brought together leading teachers and scholars for one of Chicago’s largest Jewish-Muslim community building events.

Karyn Bass Ehler Emceed the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs program, “Iftar In The Synagogue.” Iftar In The Synagogue brought together leading teachers and scholars for one of Chicago’s largest Jewish-Muslim community building events.

Karyn Bass Ehler Emceed the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs program, “Iftar In The Synagogue.” Iftar In The Synagogue brought together leading teachers and scholars for one of Chicago’s largest Jewish-Muslim community building events.

Kalman D. Resnick speaks with community members while attending Iftar In The Synagogue.

Kalman D. Resnick speaks with community members while attending Iftar In The Synagogue.

Kalman D. Resnick speaks with community members while attending Iftar In The Synagogue.

Donna Kaner Socol and Adam Snyder co-chair the 28th annual Friends of Prentice Gala, an event that has helped raise nearly $20 million for Prentice Women’s Hospital since its inception.

Donna Kaner Socol and Adam Snyder co-chair the 28th annual Friends of Prentice Gala, an event that has helped raise nearly $20 million for Prentice Women’s Hospital since its inception.

Donna Kaner Socol and Adam Snyder co-chair the 28th annual Friends of Prentice Gala, an event that has helped raise nearly $20 million for Prentice Women’s Hospital since its inception.