Law360 covered the success of Steptoe's participation in the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law nonpartisan Election Protection Call Center. Steptoe co-hosted a call center that covered New York, Tennessee and West Virginia. In an article published November 5, Steptoe pro bono counsel Paul Lee cites how he and other Steptoe volunteers worked long hours to ensure all voters had an equal opportunity to vote and have their vote counted.
By the numbers:
- 57 Steptoe lawyers, paralegals, secretaries, IT staff, clients, friends & family who answered calls from voters, researched thorny election law issues, and responded to poll site problems, large and small.
- 28 hours that the call center was open, and more than 1,000 hours that the team committed to shifts leading up to the election.
- 9 "captains" who helped lead the team, undergoing additional training and taking on greater responsibilities.
- 5 logistics gurus who helped navigate the complicated tech of an entirely virtual call center, a first for the Lawyers Committee.
- 2 teams of "Legal Rapid Response Network" lawyers and staff who drafted litigation materials used to defend attempts at disqualifying ballots in Wisconsin and Kentucky.
- 1,568 voters across New York, Tennessee and West Virginia, who contacted the call center to get critical voting information and assistance.
The full article can be read at Law360 (subscription required).