At Phillips Lytle, we encourage everyone to lead fulfilling lives outside and inside the office. Our culture promotes a balanced life style, which is reflected in firm policies and the many pursuits of our attorneys and staff throughout the firm. In addition to supporting family commitments, we encourage our personnel to become active participants in the communities in which they live.
Phillips Lytle supports hundreds of community and national organizations through financial commitments and board service. We have always encouraged attorneys to be active members of their communities and to serve on boards or institutions of their choice. We are proud of the fact that for decades our attorneys have participated in hundreds of civic, charitable and not-for-profit boards.
Phillips Lytle continues to build on its long-standing commitment to bettering our communities through its corporate volunteerism efforts. Phillips Lytle’s “Volunteer Crew” was established in 1994 and is managed through a committee of Phillips Lytle employees. The core team of volunteers recruits and coordinates the activities of more than 100 full-time employees of the firm and their family members. 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 providing free legal services. Phillips Lytle has long believed that it is important for employees to take an active part in improving the places in which they live and work. Thus, corporate volunteerism is a natural extension of the traditional philanthropy of the firm, and is a key part of our corporate citizenship program.
Our belief that giving back to the communities is also demonstrated through the firm’s extensive pro bono work, which is treated in the same manner as billable time. We believe that everyone, regardless of income, should have access to professional legal representation. Over the last three years, we have provided nearly $3 million in legal services to low income and disadvantaged individuals and families, and not-for-profit groups.