The top five firms in the US are: Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Sullivan & Cromwell; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Kirkland & Ellis and Milbank Tweed. These are all New York based firms. The next tier of law firm is located in Chicago, but has a significant number of lawyers from other major cities around the country. This group includes Shearman & Sterling, Jenner & Block, Sidley Austin and Fried Frank Harris Brinkmann to name just a few.
Can you tell me about legal aid programs?
Legal aid programs provide pro bono assistance to low income people who have either criminal or civil matters before the court system. Typically this assistance isn’t free—it may cost money for an attorney or it might be paid by donations from pro bono volunteers—but these services help low income individuals get fair consideration at their own expense when they cannot afford an attorney on their own behalf or through public funding agencies like Legal Services Corporation (LSC). It also provides educational resources that will help them understand how government works so that they can better represent themselves should they find themselves involved with local courts again later down the road. Information on legal aid programs across America can be found here , along with details about where to go for more information if required.