On September 22nd, law firm pro bono leaders met remotely for the Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable.
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke invited PILI Executive Director Michael Bergmann to be a special guest columnist in the August 2021 edition of Illinois Courts Connect, the monthly newsletter of the Illinois Judicial Branch.
PILI has partnered with the Illinois Judges Association (IJA) to advance pro bono with the IJA’s membership over the next year.
As part of our 2021 virtual Annual Pro Bono Reception, we celebrated those named to PILI’s Pro Bono Volunteer Honor Roll. Those recognized through our Honor Roll have been chosen by PILI staff for their volunteer contributions through the pro bono opportunities available through PILI’s Pro Bono Program. We are so grateful to these extraordinary volunteers whom we regularly rely on to help individuals, families and communities in need.
On June 16th, as part of our Virtual Annual Pro Bono Reception, PILI will recognize the 47 law firms and corporations named to the 2021 Pro Bono Recognition Roster.
On Thursday, April 15th PILI hosted a virtual summit of Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee Chairs. PILI’s Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees strive to increase equal access to justice by promoting and enhancing pro bono legal services within a specific judicial circuit and are led by local pro bono leaders in the community.
PILI receives Eviction Response Grant from Illinois Equal Justice Foundation and Illinois Department of Human Services.
On March 10th, representatives from Illinois in-house corporate legal departments met online for PILI’s Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable. This year, the group discussed promoting pro bono in a virtual world.
Each year, PILI holds several Pro Bono Roundtables and Forums to bring together pro bono leaders from law firms, corporations, legal service agencies and law schools. Attendees discuss timely pro bono issues, challenges and best practices and develop strategies to expand and enhance pro bono in Illinois. These Roundtables allow for unique constituent group-specific conversations, […]
Through its Pro Bono Initiative project, PILI facilitates the sharing of best practices through pro bono resources and programming, serving as a hub for pro bono within the Illinois legal community. A hallmark of this project since nearly its inception, has been PILI’s Pro Bono Reference Guide for both Law Firms and Corporations. Both of […]