CHICAGO, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago-based national virtual law firm UpRight Law has been listed by Chicago Inno as one of the 100 Coolest Companies in Chicago. The top 10 will be announced at Chicago Fest on August 17. Eight of the top 10 will be selected by judges, with the final two chosen by popular vote.
Chicago Inno is a digital media company catering to the city's innovators with publications such as The Beat, a daily newsletter covering the Chicago start-up, tech and venture community.
This kind of attention isn't new for UpRight: the firm was named one of the Top 15 Start-Ups in Chicago by 500 Miles, and Built in Chicago listed UpRight as one of the city's Top 100 Digital Companies.
"This nomination is particularly meaningful," said UpRight Chief Executive Ed Scanlan, "because the team culture is so important at UpRight."
The law firm is characterized by a work hard/play hard mentality that combines a commitment to expanding access to justice throughout the United States with recreational, educational and team-building opportunities. The company fields a co-ed intramural beach volleyball team, hosts "Summer Games" and runs an in-house ping pong tournament.
Earlier this summer, UpRight became one of the first employers in the nation to offer student loan repayment assistance to its employees. The company also offers optional free courses across a wide range of subjects during the work day, and encourages employees with special expertise or interests to create courses and share their knowledge with their co-workers.
UpRighters are also committed to giving back to the community. Just this year, teams from the firm have participated in the Special Olympics, the Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon, the Autism Speaks walk, and the annual Race Judicata to support Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.
Scanlan says the firm is in a period of rapid growth and seeking team members who will commit to the mission and grow with UpRight.
About UpRight Law
UpRight Law (www.uprightlaw.com), a virtual law firm whose purpose is to increase access to justice by 'bringing the law office to living room,' uses mobile and web technologies to empower its 300+ attorneys nationwide and 130+ staff members to serve clients who are in need of help from the comfort of their own home.
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