Public Interest Law Initiative

Legal Service Agency Roundtable

Every year, PILI invites representatives from its partner public interest law organizations to attend this program to share best practices and strategies for success. This program is part of PILI’s regular Pro Bono Roundtable Series.

2019 Discussion Topics

  • Assigning, Monitoring and Evaluating Tasks by Interns and Fellows
  • Developing Performance Evaluations and Exit Interviews for Interns and Fellows
  • Engaging the Whole Organization in Work with Interns, Fellows and Pro Bono Volunteers

2019 Discussion Leaders:

  • Barbara R. Barreno-Paschall, Senior Staff Attorney at Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
  • Caroline Chapman, Director of Policy, Advocacy, and Strategic Innovation at Legal Council for Health Justice
  • Thomas C. Wendt, Legal Director at Center for Disability & Elder Law

This program is complimentary. Lunch will be provided, as well as 1.0 hour of CLE credit, subject to approval.

Advance registration is required by Monday, March 11th. If you have any questions or problems with the form, please contact Rebecca Fernández by email or by phone at 312-832-5127.


In 2018, attendees discussed how to recruit, train and engage volunteers with specific topics including:

  • Looking at the ABA Pro Bono Survey data from a legal service agency perspective;
  • Incorporating limited scope representation opportunities; and
  • Drawing on feedback from PILI Interns, Fellows and Supervisors.

View materials from past Legal Service Agency Roundtables: 20172016, 2015,  2014, 2013 and 2012.

Venue: Katten Muchin Rosenman


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