Public Interest Law Initiative

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The Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Service Awards will be presented to one or more lawyers practicing in the Tenth Judicial Circuit who have provided outstanding pro bono services to low-income individuals or charitable organizations in the last year. Nominations for these awards are now open.

You may submit a self-nomination or nominate a colleague, and you may submit multiple nominations. The awards are intended to recognize pro bono legal services rendered in the last twelve months. It only takes 5-10 minutes to complete the nomination form.

The deadline for nominations is on Friday, September 6th. Award recipients will be chosen by the Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee and announced in September. They will be recognized at the Celebrate Pro Bono Reception on October 21st at the Caterpillar Visitor’s Center.

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If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Harper by email or by phone at 312-832-5131

Past Award Recipients:

Abigail Fleming (2018)
Abigail is a force in the Peoria legal community, known for her commitment to service and her passion for access to justice. As the Chair of the Young Lawyer’s Subcommittee of the Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, she helps to engage other young attorneys in service and serves as a mentor to other pro bono volunteers. Every month, she helps to coordinate and volunteers at the Self-Represented Litigant Help Desk at the Peoria County Courthouse. Additionally, she takes on her own pro bono cases and provides over 100 pro bono hours annually to Habitat for Humanity Greater Peoria Area. Through her work, she is ensuring that many more people in need receive access to legal services in the Tenth Judicial Circuit.

Sumner Bourne (2017)
Jeffrey Krumpe (2016)
Spencer L. Daniels (2015)
Jeremy H. Heiple (2014)

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