Public Interest Law Initiative

PILI’s Pro Bono Roundtables & Forums

Each year, PILI holds several Pro Bono Forums and Roundtables to bring together pro bono leaders from law firms, corporations, legal service agencies and law schools to discuss timely pro bono issues, challenges and best practices. The Pro Bono Roundtables allow for unique constituent group-specific conversations, while the Forums are for everyone and give attendees an opportunity for in-depth discussion among a cross-section of the legal profession.

Information about each of PILI’s Pro Bono Forums and Roundtables is listed below.

Pro Bono Forums: 

Illinois Forum on Pro Bono in Chicago

Typically held in the fall, the Illinois Forum on Pro Bono brings together a cross-section of pro bono stakeholders to discuss the ideas and strategies that came out of the Pro Bono Roundtable series earlier in the year.

Judicial Circuit Forums

In 2015, PILI held Forums on Pro Bono in the Third, Tenth and Eleventh Judicial Circuits. In 2016, held Forums on Pro Bono in the Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Judicial Circuits.

On June 7, 2017, PILI will hold a Forum on Pro Bono in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit.


Pro Bono Roundtables:

Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable

On June 14th, the Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable brings  together pro bono leaders from corporate legal departments to discuss opportunities, challenges, best practices and strategies for successful pro bono programs.

Law School Pro Bono Roundtable

On July 26th, the Law School Pro Bono Roundtable will bring together law school representatives to discuss best practices, successful strategies, and collaboration opportunities. Registration is open now.

Legal Service Agency Roundtable

On April 28th, the Legal Service Agency Roundtable brought together representatives from its partner public interest law organizations to share best practices and strategies for success.

Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable

On May 12th, the Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable brought together law firm pro bono leaders to discuss pro bono opportunities and challenges and to share best practices and strategies for successful pro bono programs.

Contact PILI Program Director Beth Jensen with any questions regarding PILI’s pro bono programming.

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