Public Interest Law Initiative

PILI Illinois Forum on Pro Bono


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

2017 Agenda

2:45 p.m. – Welcome & Registration

3:00 p.m. – Presentation
This presentation focused on the results from a study on pro bono conducted in many states, including Illinois, by the American Bar Association over the past year. The work of Harvard Law School’s Access to Justice Lab, which looks at evidence-based data to transform the legal system, was also discussed. Download the PowerPoint presentation from this session »

April Faith-Slaker, Harvard Law School Access to Justice Lab

4:00 p.m. – Roundtable Discussions
Participants engaged in small group discussions to devise strategies to expand and enhance pro bono in Illinois.

5:00 p.m. – Networking Reception

2.0 hours of MCLE Professional Responsibility credit has been applied. The CBA will email CLE certificates to attendees within two to three weeks of the program.

This program was co-sponsored by the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Foundation, the Illinois Bar Foundation and the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice.

Download notes from the roundtable discussions at the 2017 IL Forum. See notes from the Forums in 2015, 20142013 and 2012.

Venue: Chicago Bar Association

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