Sorling Northrup has a strong tradition of involvement in the community and the legal profession. This reflects a shared principle among Sorling Northrup lawyers that such community and professional involvement is an important aspect of practicing law and being good citizens.
From its earliest days, Sorling Northrup has played a leading role in the growth and quality of life in the City of Springfield. Its lawyers and staff have served as volunteers and community activists, board and committee members, and officers and trustees of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Sorling Northrup lawyers hold or have held leadership positions in civic organizations such as the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Central Illinois, Lions Club, Rotary Club, Lincolnland D.A.R.E., Urban League, Boy Scouts of America, the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield, Junior Achievement, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and the Springfield YMCA and YWCA. A number of Sorling Northrup’s attorneys have also held similar positions in such charitable and not-for-profit organizations as the Salvation Army, the Springfield Association for Retarded Citizens, the Lincoln Land Community College Foundation, the Old State Capitol Foundation, the Illinois Bar Foundation, Memorial Health System, and the Hospital Sisters Health System.
Sorling Northrup lawyers have also participated actively and extensively in professional organizations such as the Sangamon County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and others. Several of the firm’s lawyers presently serve or have served as officers, board members, or chairmen of some of these organizations. Sorling Northrup has also been recognized for its pro bono efforts on behalf of the LincolnLand Legal Assistance Foundation.
Sorling Northrup’s contributions to the community and the profession have been recognized on numerous occasions, including local recognition as the top law firm in Springfield and as a recipient of an award of excellence for its contributions to the vitality of Springfield’s historic central business district.