PILI Illinois Forum on Pro Bono

Held annually in the fall, PILI’s Illinois Forum on Pro Bono brings together a cross-section of pro bono stakeholders from corporations, law firms, law schools and public interest law agencies to discuss ideas and strategies to expand and enhance pro bono in Illinois. This program is complimentary and 1.25 hours of CLE credit will be provided.


3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Panel Presentation
Leaders across the pro bono sector discuss how their approaches to pro bono have been impacted in 2021. Topics will include responding to new crises using pro bono, touching on recent responses like COVID-19, housing, refugees and encouraging wellness in the legal field.


  • Ken Johnston, AT&T Services
  • Shaye Loughlin, DePaul University College of Law
  • Shehnaz I. Mansuri, Mayer Brown LLP
  • Michael Stone, Center for Disability & Elder Law

3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Zoom Breakout Small Group Discussions
Participants will engage in small group discussions to discuss their own experiences and challenges.

Advance registration is required to receive the Zoom link to attend. For more information about this program or PILI’s other pro bono programming, contact PILI’s Senior Managing Attorney Brent Page by email or at 312-832-5128.

PILI’s Forums and Roundtables

Each 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. Attendees discuss timely pro bono issues, challenges and best practices and develop strategies to expand and enhance pro bono in Illinois. The Pro Bono Roundtables allow for unique constituent group-specific conversations, while the Forums are for everyone and give attendees an opportunity for in-depth discussion among a cross-section of the legal profession.