Fifth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Week Dinner

About the 2021 Event

The Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will host this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week, recognize the commitment of local pro bono volunteers and to celebrate the Pro Bono Service Award Recipients. This in-person event will be held on Thursday, October 28th at Danville Country Club at 5:30 p.m.

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2021 Pro Bono Service Award: Judy Baker

Judy Baker is a devoted advocate within the community and has had a particularly strong impact in family law cases. Over the past three years, Judy has taken on numerous divorce cases from the circuit and closed them within the consecutive year, an impressive feat to say the least.  She doesn’t shy away from difficult cases and has taken the initiative to advocate for her clients and protect them from abuse and restore a sense of safety.  She is considered one of the most consistent pro bono attorneys in Coles County. When she has not had a recent referral, she reaches out for a new client to help.

Judy graduated from SIU-Carbondale School of Law in 1991, after receiving her undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University. She is currently a partner at the Law Offices of Winter-Black & Baker.

Advance registration is required by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, October 26th. If you have any questions or problems with the form, please contact PILI Managing Attorney Abigail Causer at 217-693-6017 or by email.

 

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