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​Steven Hunter Appointed Pro Bono General Counsel of NEIC – Boy Scouts of America, Inc.

CHICAGO, IL  — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Chicago partner Steven Hunter has been appointed as the pro bono general counsel of the Northeast Illinois Council (NEIC) of the Boy Scouts of America, Inc.

The NEIC - Boy Scouts of America has been building a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community for thousands of America's youth since 1929. The council serves to help prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Northeast Illinois Council (NEIC) serves 12,000 scouts, operates 3 off-site camping facilities and has over 100 people on staff. "I'm honored to serve as the pro bono general counsel of the Northeast Illinois Council of the Boy Scouts of America," stated Hunter. "I am also honored that my firm would commit the time and resources necessary to provide first-rate pro bono counsel to an organization with such diverse and challenging legal needs."

Hunter is a trial lawyer with first-chair experience representing companies in all phases of litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including discovery, "e-discovery," motions practice, arbitration, mediation, jury trials, bench trials, and appeals. He also represents pro bono clients in criminal, family law, and political asylum proceedings.

He received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and his bachelor's degree from Brown University.