Phillips Lytle’s civic participation is significant. At the firm level, we sponsor hundreds of charitable and educational events annually. We encourage our attorneys to be active members of their communities and serve on boards and organizations of their choice. As a result, our attorneys hold leadership, sponsorship, committee and other roles in professional and civic organizations that promote the advancement of diversity in the business community. The organizations we support are broad-reaching throughout all the communities we serve.
We sponsor corporate volunteer efforts through the Phillips Lytle Volunteer Crew, which was established in 1994 and is managed by a committee of Phillips Lytle employees. The group provides a means to champion valued local causes. The core volunteer team recruits and coordinates the activities of hundreds of employees, attorneys and their family members at the firm. Thousands of hours are spent working on initiatives such as delivering meals, partnering with clients in school mentoring programs, staffing community events, cleaning, painting and other forms of philanthropy. This grassroots corporate volunteerism is a natural extension of our tradition of philanthropy and is a key part of our corporate citizenship program.
The firm has a very strong and broad commitment to providing pro bono legal services. We meet that commitment as counsel of record in litigated matters at trial or on appeal, as a part of local programs that serve low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families, and in a variety of other significant legal contexts.