Public Interest Law Initiative

Tenth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Reception

About the Event

The Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee hosts this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week and recognize the efforts of Pro Bono Pledge Signatories and Pro Bono Service Award Recipient to expand and enhance access to justice in the Tenth Judicial Circuit.

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Special Guest Speaker

  • Justice Thomas Kilbride, Illinois Supreme Court


G. Edward Murphy

G. Edward Murphy is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Murphy & Dunn, P.C. and founder of the Nicholas J. Murphy Foundation and Military Legal Clinic. The Foundation was started in January 2017 in honor of Murphy’s son, who lost his life in a tragic accident when he pushed a fellow Navy Seaman out of the way of a speeding motor vehicle. Through the clinic, Murphy and the team at Murphy & Dunn provide free and reduced rate family law legal services to veterans and active duty members of the Armed Forces in Illinois. Since its founding, the Foundation has undertaken 87 cases and completed over $475,000 worth of free family law legal services.

Additional Awards to Be Presented:
  • Peoria County Attorney of the Year
  • Peoria County Firm of the Year
  • Peoria County Young Lawyer of the Year
  • Prairie State Legal Services Equal Access to Justice Award
  • Prairie State Legal Services Joined in Justice Award
  • Tazewell County Bar Association Pro Bono Award


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


Advance registration is required for this complimentary event 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: Caterpillar Visitors Center

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