Butler Rubin Hires Summer Intern from Tutor/Mentor Program

CHICAGO, May 14, 2015 – Chicago-based law firm Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP, a long-time supporter of South Chicago’s Centro Communitario Juan Diego, has hired Olivia Bensett as its fifth summer intern from the program it began in part to inspire other law firms, legal departments and legal providers to give kids from tutor/mentor programs the opportunity to work in a office for the summer. Bensett has been involved in the Centro Communitario program for many years, serving as a mentor and tutor herself to younger children in the program.

As part of her internship at Butler Rubin, Bensett will work under the tutelage of Gretchen Colavito, Director of Paralegal Services, before returning for her sophomore year at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. She will assist the firm’s paralegals and will work in various administrative areas and tasks while learning about the day-to-day business of a law firm.

In 2008, Butler Rubin was named “Law Firm of the Year” by the Lawyer’s Lend-A-Hand to Youth Program for its sponsorship of Centro Communitario Juan Diego.

Centro Communitario Juan Diego has been making a difference in South Chicago for 20 years. The Center was founded by eight Latina women who had the courage to start an organization to help their community despite their own hardships. As a grassroots community based organization CCJD operates many vital programs focused on healthcare issues, community organizing, social services, and family education.   For more information, visit www.ccjuandiego.org.

The Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth Program supports one-on-one tutor/mentor programs serving disadvantaged Chicago area youth. Lawyers Lend-A-Hand provides grants to tutor/mentor programs, recruits volunteer from the legal profession to serve as mentors and board members for the organizations, and promotes best practices in the tutor/mentor community. Since its founding in 1995, Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth has awarded over $1.5 million in grants and positively affected the lives of tens of thousands of youth.  For more information, visit www.lawyerslendahand.com.

Formed in 1980, Chicago-based Butler Rubin has established itself as a well-known litigation boutique assisting clients nationally and internationally in complex business disputes, including antitrust litigation and competition law; class actions; defense of corporate directors and officers; reinsurance; insurance coverage; managed care litigation; insolvency; creditors’ rights; and products liability and mass tort matters.