Public Interest Law Initiative

Celebrate Pro Bono Week with PILI

Posted on: August 9, 2017

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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 and this year, each of our Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees is 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.

Monday, October 23rd, 5:30 pm

Tenth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Reception

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.

Tuesday, October 24th, 12:00 pm

Third Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Luncheon

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.

Wednesday, October 25th, 5:00 pm

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Reception

Oakwood Country Club, 1067 U.S. Highway 6 in Coal Valley

The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will host a reception at John Deere. Signatories of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Pledge and attorneys who have handled pro bono matters through Prairie State Legal Services will be recognized at the event.

Thursday, October 26th, 11:30 am

Sixth Judicial Circuit CLE Program & Awards Presentation

Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West in Savoy

The Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee is presenting a complimentary CLE and will present the Community Legal Services Award.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 5:30 pm

Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Celebration Dinner

Mattoon Country Club, 6700 N Country Club Rd in Mattoon

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. Dean Vikram Amar of the University of Illinois College of Law will be the special guest speaker.

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