Public Interest Law Initiative

PILI Illinois Forum on Pro Bono


Creating Successful Pro Bono Partnerships

Held annually in the fall, PILI’s Illinois Forum on Pro Bono brings together a cross-section of pro bono stakeholders from corporations, law firms, law schools and public interest law agencies to discuss ideas and strategies to expand and enhance pro bono in Illinois.


2:45 p.m. – Welcome & Registration

3:00 p.m. – Panel Presentation
The first hour of the program will be a panel presentation from pro bono leaders describing successful pro bono collaborations.


  • Ryan Gammelgard, State Farm
  • Jennifer Payne, LAF
  • Paula Render, Jones Day
  • Maureen Stratton, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

4:00 p.m. – Roundtable Discussions
Participants will engage in small group discussions to discuss strategies for making successful pro bono partnerships.

5:00 p.m. – Networking Reception

2.0 hours of MCLE Professional Responsibility credit has been approved for this complimentary program.

Read highlights from PILI’s 2018 Pro Bono Roundtables »

Advance registration is required by Tuesday, October 2nd. If you have any questions or problems with the form, please contact Belinda Bing by email or by phone at 312-832-5127.

See notes from the Forums in 20172015, 20142013 and 2012.

Venue: Chicago Bar Association

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