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This post is a response to the recent “DIY Divorce” article appearing in The Atlantic.
On February 13th, representatives from Illinois law firms met at the offices of Baker McKenzie for PILI’s Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable where they discussed ways to encourage pro bono volunteerism throughout their firms. Topics included harnessing momentum for pro bono, onboarding for pro bono, making the case for pro bono to partners, and exploring innovative pro bono models.
PILI is thrilled to announce that it has received a $15,000 grant from the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF) to support PILI’s efforts to provide Self-Help Legal Assistance through several projects.
PILI is extremely grateful for increased support from the Lawyers Trust Fund (LTF) that provides foundational support for PILI’s Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees.
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.
Pro Bono Week 2018 was October 21st to October 27th this year and PILI celebrated with 11 events, 400 attendees, over a dozen awards and several pro bono opportunities!
With PILI’s assistance and leadership, we have made strides in meeting the needs of those who would not otherwise have a voice in the legal system.
On August 9th, the Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee co-sponsored a Free Legal Answers volunteer program at Tapella & Eberspacher in Charleston.
Encouraging Experiences in the Public Interest: Takeaways from the 2018 Law School Pro Bono Roundtable
On July 17th, 17 law school representatives met at PILI’s annual Law School Pro Bono Roundtable to discuss best practices, successful strategies and collaboration opportunities.