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.

In 2020, this event will be held virtually and advance registration is required in order to obtain the link to attend the event. The theme for this year’s Forum is, “The Pro Bono Response to 2020.”

This program is complimentary and has been approved for 1.25 hours of Professional Responsibility CLE credit.

The Pro Bono Response to 2020

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 2020, including the COVID-19 pandemic, remote delivery of pro bono and racial justice.

  • Kevin Driscoll, Barnes & Thornburg
  • Tracy Hannan, Exelon
  • Kimberly Washington, Ascend Justice
  • Lauren Worsek, DePaul University College of 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 in response to this year.

Advance registration is required to receive the Zoom Link. If you have any questions or problems with the form, please contact Sophia Vagnone by email or 312-832-5136.

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.

Read the highlights from the 2020 Pro Bono Roundtables »