Public Interest Law Initiative

Register for the Illinois Forum on Pro Bono, October 3rd

Posted on: August 31, 2017


PILI’s Illinois Forum on Pro Bono brings together a cross-section of pro bono stakeholders to discuss the ideas and strategies to expand and enhance pro bono in Illinois.

When: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2:45 to 6:00

Where: Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court

Join the discussion


2:45 p.m. – Welcome & Registration

3:00 p.m. – Panel Presentation
This presentation will focus on the results from a study on pro bono conducted in many states, including Illinois, by the American Bar Association over the past year. The work of Harvard Law School’s Access to Justice Lab, which looks at evidence-based data to transform the legal system, will also be discussed. This panel presentation will also be webcast by the Chicago Bar Association.

April Faith-Slaker, Harvard Law School Access to Justice Lab

4:00 p.m. – Roundtable Discussions
Participants will engage in small group discussions to devise strategies to expand and enhance pro bono in Illinois.

5:00 p.m. – Networking Reception

The Chicago Bar Association will webcast the first hour panel presentation, and 1.0 hour of MCLE Professional Responsibility credit is anticipated. For those attending in person, 2.0 hours of MCLE Professional Responsibility credit has been applied. CBA membership is not required.

This program is co-sponsored by the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Foundation, the Illinois Bar Foundation and the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice.

Advance registration is required at You do not have to be a CBA member to register or attend. If you have any questions, please reach out to CBA Ticketing at 312-554-2056. 

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