“She has opened doors for other women lawyers, encouraged judges to improve their skills, and led efforts to make the justice system in our state more fair. “
“Our attorneys just feel a great sense of pride from their pro bono work.”
“Over the years, I have been impressed by the positive results that Katten attorneys have been able to realize on behalf of clients who might not otherwise have access to legal representation.”
“We believe that it is important to be a part of the community where you live and work, and to respect our neighbors, regardless of their income level.”
“Through firm-wide pro bono projects we proudly provide service to members of our communities who are in need… We are committed to pro bono service and believe it is the hallmark of a great firm.”
“Baker is proud to combine the considerable talents of the in-house legal department of United Airlines, the expert team at the Law Project of the Chicago Coalition for the a Homeless and our own committed lawyers. The result is a new resource for Chicago youth to help them move from instability to success with legal insight and answers.”
Dentons has a long and proud tradition of serving the community. With approximately 2,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 75 locations in over 50 countries across the globe, Dentons serves the public interest through pro bono legal services, partnerships with nonprofit organizations, community volunteerism, environmental sustainability projects and diversity and inclusion initiatives.
PILI’s Pro Bono Committees in Illinois’ Third, Fifth, Sixth, Tenth and Fourteenth Judicial Circuits celebrated National Pro Bono Week, October 19-25, 2014, with special events across the state.
Understanding the mounting legal needs of Illinois’ poor and underrepresented, and realizing the critical role that law firms and corporations play in meeting that need through pro bono legal assistance, PILI seeks to celebrate the noteworthy pro bono contributions of law firms and corporations throughout the state of Illinois through our Pro Bono Recognition Roster. This year, there were 32 law firms and 11 corporations named to the Recognition Roster.
Beginning this fall, students at the Southern Illinois University School of Law will be required to complete 35 hours of pro bono work prior to graduation. This requirement is the first of its kind for a law school in Illinois.