Public Interest Law Initiative

Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Celebration Dinner

About the Event

The Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee hosts this event to commemorate National Pro Bono Week and recognized the efforts of Pro Bono Pledge Signatories and Pro Bono Service Award Recipients to expand and enhance access to justice in the Fifth Judicial Circuit.

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Special Guest Speaker

  • Justice Lisa Holder White, Illinois Appellate Court


Brent Holmes

Brent Holmes is a principal at Heller, Holmes & Associates and a passionate advocate for pro bono service. As a founding member of the Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, Brent has helped to increase pro bono throughout the community. He has created a culture of service within his law firm, encouraging all of his associates to take on pro bono cases. Brent himself regularly accepts pro bono cases from Land of Lincoln Legal Aid and the Coles-Cumberland Bar Association Pro Bono Project. Through Brent’s service and advocacy, he has ensured that hundreds of people in need have received equal access to justice.


Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Learn more by contacting Lauren Harper by email or by phone at 312-832-5131.

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Advance registration is required by October 17th. If you have any questions or problems with registration, please email PILI or call us at 312-832-5127.

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Venue: Mattoon Country Club

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