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Celebrate Pro Bono Week with PILI

Posted on: July 13, 2018

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Coordinated by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, Pro Bono Week is intended to inspire even greater pro bono participation by lawyers throughout the nation. This initiative provides an opportunity for legal organizations across the country to collaboratively commemorate the vitally important contributions of America’s lawyers and to recruit and train the many additional volunteers required to meet the growing demand. The Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service undertook this initiative to provide a format for showcasing the incredible difference that pro bono lawyers make to our nation, to our system of justice, to our communities and, most of all, to the clients they serve.

PILI has regularly participated in Pro Bono Week with our Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees hosting or co-sponsoring at least one Pro Bono Week event. To find out more about these events, visit our Pro Bono Week Events Calendar or click on the links below.

Wednesday, October 17th

Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Celebration Dinner

5:30 p.m., Danville Country Club, 2718 Denmark Road in Danville

The Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will recognize the efforts of Pro Bono Pledge Signatories and Pro Bono Service Award Recipients to expand and enhance access to justice in the Fifth Judicial Circuit. Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita B. Garman will be our special guest speaker.

Monday, October 22nd

Tenth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Reception

5:30 p.m., Caterpillar Visitors Center, 110 SW Washington Street in Peoria

The Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will recognize the efforts of Pro Bono Pledge Signatories and Pro Bono Service Award Recipients to expand and enhance access to justice in the Tenth Judicial Circuit. Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride will be our special guest speaker.

Tuesday, October 23rd

Third Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Luncheon

11:45 a.m., Leclaire Room at Lewis and Clark Community College, 600 Troy Road in Edwardsville

The Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will recognize the efforts of Pro Bono Pledge Signatories and Pro Bono Service Award Recipients to expand and enhance access to justice in the Third Judicial Circuit. The Honorable Julie Katz, Chair of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, and the Honorable Lloyd A. Karmeier, Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, will be the special guest speakers.

Twentieth Judicial Circuit Forum on Pro Bono

At the Illinois Forum on Pro Bono, the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will bring together a cross-section of pro bono stakeholders from our legal community to discuss timely pro bono issues and share pro bono best practices. More information and location will be available soon.

Wednesday, October 22nd

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Reception

The Eleventh Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will host a reception to recognize the efforts of local pro bono volunteers. More information will be available soon.

Thursday, October 25th

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Reception

5:00 p.m., Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, 777 Jumer Drive in Rock Island

The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will join the Rock Island County Bar Association to commemorate Pro Bono Week and recognize the efforts of pro bono volunteers to expand and enhance access to justice in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit. Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride will be our special guest speaker.

Thursday, October 25th

Sixth Judicial Circuit CLE Program & Awards Presentation

11:30 a.m., Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West in Savoy

The Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee is presenting a complimentary CLE as well as its Community Legal Services Award at this program.

Saturday, October 27th

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Legal Advice Fair

8:45 a.m., Mid Central Community Action, 1301 West Washington Street in Bloomington

The Eleventh Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee is once again co-sponsoring a Legal Advice Fair in Bloomington, where volunteer attorneys were available to give one-time legal advice concerning family issues, housing disputes, debt concerns and more.

The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee is also planning to host a CLE and Reception during Pro Bono Week. More information will be available soon.

For more information about any of these events or PILI’s Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees, contact PILI Program Manager Sarah Taylor by email or phone by 217-693-6017.

PILI is now accepting nominations for pro bono service awards in the Third, Fifth, Sixth and Tenth Judicial Circuits to be bestowed during Pro Bono Weeks events. Submit a nomination today »

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