Amid worries that voting suppression efforts have intensified in the run-up to Tuesday’s midterm elections, the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is counting on nearly 100 large law firms to ensure that citizens succeed at making their voices heard at the ballot box.

Big Law attorneys will be spreading out across the country to serve as poll monitors and will be manning hotline call centers to respond to concerns about ballot access. And, in the event of any “eleventh hour mischief,” some are prepared to initiate litigation in partnership with the organization’s staff attorneys, said president and executive director Kristen Clarke.

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