Pro Bono Service Award
Thomas K. Prindable receives the inaugural IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award given to a Chicago-Kent alumnus for his/her dedication to pro bono service throughout his career.
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Illinois Legal Aid Online has named Thomas K. Prindable, Managing Partner of Clifford Law Offices, as its Pro Bono Attorney for February, 2008.
Prindable, who has worked to organize the lawyers at the firm in a pro bono effort with the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, was recognized this month for his outstanding contribution to help the disabled and elderly in need.
Attorneys at the firm have been volunteering their time to help CVLS with its guardian ad litem program, increasing access to justice in the Probate Division of the courts in Cook County.
“I am humbled by this recognition,” Prindable said. “The lawyers at Clifford Law Offices do this work because of the belief that it is important to help others in need. We hope that we have accomplished that for the lives that we have touched.”
Click here to view an interview with Prindable on his thoughts on pro bono.
Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer Program
Clifford Law Offices, in 2007, received a special Law Firm Award from the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation (CVLS) for its outstanding contribution to pro bono legal services. Attorneys at the firm have been working on CVLS’s adult guardian ad litem program that helps the disabled and elderly.
Heading the effort for the firm is its Managing Partner, Tom Prindable (center), who accepted the award from Meg Benson, CVLS Executive Director, and Peter Ashmore, CVLS Managing Attorney.
The Center for Disability and Elder Law
The Center for Disability and Elder Law recently recognized Bob Clifford for his untiring efforts in helping the disabled and elderly. He was awarded the Leonard A. Ring Award, one of its top honors, for his being a spokesperson for many who are unable to help themselves. More importantly, however, Mr. Clifford feels that it is through the Center that they can become more independent and, therefore, more empowered and a vital part of our society.