Shook Recognized for Commitment to Civil Liberties
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kansas & Western Missouri selected Shook, Hardy & Bacon to receive the organization's Advocate of the Year Award during its October 14, 2009, bi-annual Liberty Awards Dinner in Kansas City. The firm was selected for its "long and deep history of support of the ACLU" and its "extraordinary commitment to Civil Liberties in Kansas City over many years." Shook Partner Bill Hays and Director of Pro Bono Services Jolie Justus accepted the award on behalf of the firm. Shook lawyers have contributed time and resources to numerous ACLU initiatives, including litigating cases; serving on ACLU national, affiliate and chapter boards; fundraising; conducting research; and making public presentations.