Each year, PILI holds several Pro Bono Forums and Roundtables to bring together pro bono leaders from law firms, corporations, legal service agencies and law schools.
On Saturday, October 19th, volunteer attorneys in Springfield filed requests to expunge/seal criminal records for 125 cases at the Sangamon County Expungement Summit.
On October 7th, PILI hosted a Legal Help Within Reach Clinic in Rockford, Illinois. That morning, 11 volunteers from Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago took a bus to the Rockford Mass Transit District to meet with 14 clients to discuss special education needs. Special thanks to Equp for Equality and RA
Doing pro bono work gives back, gives thanks, and does good.
Thank you to attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione who volunteered at PILI’s Legal Prep Community Law Clinic in October! Attorneys volunteered to assist clients with legal issues including adoption, probate, guardianship and family law.
On September 11th, the Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee held a summit for members of the judiciary, law firm leaders and other pro bono stakeholders met to discuss how to increase pro bono participation at their firms.
On July 24th, representatives from area law schools met at the offices of Ogletree Deakins for PILI’s annual Law School Pro Bono Roundtable. This year, the group covered several topics related to preparing students for future public interest law and pro bono service.
After establishing this project in Illinois in 2017 and building a solid foundation for its future, ILAO will transition the state administrator role for the site to PILI as of August 1, 2019. At that time, PILI will take over the day-to-day operations of the site including volunteer recruitment, management and training with the help of funding from the IBF.
Each of our Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees is hosting or co-sponsoring at least one event during Pro Bono Week, October 22-28, 2017.
This year, 48 law firms and corporations were named to the Recognition Roster.