“The needs and rewards from giving back to the community and helping those in need are so great that everyone should be given the opportunity and resources to make it a priority.”
October 26-30 was Pro Bono week and nearly 400 attorneys celebrated with PILI.
“We believe that it is important to be a part of the community where you live and work, and to respect our neighbors, regardless of their income level.”
Over 80 representatives from the legal community gathered to discuss the future of pro bono in the Tenth Judicial Circuit.
The Pro Bono Pledge encourages and recognizes lawyers providing free legal assistance to low-income individuals and families.
Pro bono attorneys served 22 seniors and people with disabilities in the Quad Cities area.
More than 40 attorneys in Illinois’ Third Judicial Circuit attended to discuss the future of pro bono and how to get involved.
“Baker is proud to combine the considerable talents of the in-house legal department of United Airlines, the expert team at the Law Project of the Chicago Coalition for the a Homeless and our own committed lawyers. The result is a new resource for Chicago youth to help them move from instability to success with legal insight and answers.”
“Rather Stanton, development director and co-founder at Legal Prep, said the community law clinic is “one of the more important things that we do and are doing” for West Garfield Park and nearby neighborhoods.”
“Legal Prep strives to be a cornerstone for positive change in the West Garfield Park community, and we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with PILI, PILI’s Alumni Network Leadership Council, and CVLS to build another bridge between the school and the community,” says Rather Stanton, Legal Prep’s Development Director & Co-Founder.