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Big Firms in US Boost Volunteer Hours to Support 'Unprecedented' Volume of Election Inquiries

Oct 27, 2020 - Legal Week

Shifting state election rules and the pandemic have caused an unprecedented ramp-up in work by volunteers at large law firms and others to resolve voter queries and complaints.

Firms such as Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Proskauer Rose anticipate devoting many more volunteer hours this year to the Election Protection program, which has a dedicated hotline to provide voters across the country with comprehensive voting information. It's another sign of Big Law's deep participation in th...