Save the Date for 2018 Pro Bono Roundtables

Every year, PILI holds several Pro Bono Forums and Roundtables to bring together pro bono leaders from law firms, corporations, legal service agencies and law schools to discuss timely pro bono issues, challenges and best practices and develop strategies to expand and enhance pro bono in Illinois.

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2017 Pro Bono Initiative Award: McDermott Will & Emery LLP

“Pro bono at McDermott represents to me a wide array of opportunities for incredible personal and professional growth and satisfaction. I have been extremely gratified and nourished by McDermott’s exemplary commitment to pro bono.”

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2017 Distinguished Public Service Award: Bernard H. Shapiro

“Bernie’s accomplishments and leadership are remarkable. He is the soul of our organization and a role model for not only our staff, but for all legal aid staff.”

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Forum on Pro Bono Looks at ABA Study on Pro Bono

On October 3, 2017, PILI held its Illinois Forum on Pro Bono at The Chicago Bar Association with over 70 people in attendance. The Illinois Forum on Pro Bono is held annually and brings together a cross-section of pro bono stakeholders to discuss the ideas and strategies to expand and enhance pro bono in Illinois. […]

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Guest Post: “I Don’t Have Time For Pro Bono!”

This is a guest post from Scott Vogelmeier, a Senior Compliance Analyst at State Farm Bank in Bloomington and a member of the Eleventh Circuit Pro Bono Committee.

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Update on ABA Pro Bono Survery Conducted in Illinois

In early 2017, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice—in partnership with the Chicago Bar Foundation, the Illinois Bar Foundation, and the Public Interest Law Initiative—released a statewide survey to hear directly from attorneys about their experiences with pro bono.

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Law School Representatives Meet for 2017 Roundtable

They discussed successful programs and the impact of recent events on law schools and their students.

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Discussing Hot Topics in Family Law

PILI’s Fifth and Sixth Judicial Pro Bono Committees and Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation provided a complimentary CLEs on “Hot Topics in Family Law” in June and July.

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Guardianship Basics CLE presented by PILI, Prairie State and Rock Island County Bar

During this program, speakers explored the basics for pursuing an adult guardianship and for serving as a guardian ad litem.

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Corporate Attorneys Discuss Increasing Pro Bono Participation

Pro bono leaders from corporate legal departments recently gathered at PILI’s Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable.

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