About the Event
The Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will host this event to commemorate National Pro Bono Week, to recognize the efforts of Pro Bono Pledge Signatories and to honor its Community Legal Services Award Recipient.
In 2020, all of PILI’s Pro Bono Week events will be held virtually. The Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee’s Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event will premiere at noon on Friday, October 23rd on PILI’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
2020 Sixth Judicial Circuit Community Legal Services Award Recipient
The Sixth Judicial Circuit Community Legal Services Award will be presented to John T. Phipps. Along with all of John’s other contributions to the legal profession, advancing access to justice, and providing legal services for the underserved in Champaign County and the Sixth Judicial Circuit, John was one of the founders of the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation in 1973 and was a board member from 1973 to 2020, and chairman from 1980 to 1994. Furthermore, John served in numerous leadership capacities for the ISBA while representing the Sixth Judicial Circuit and his hometown of Champaign, earning him many deserving recognitions and awards. Most importantly, John loved serving his clients and the law. His name, and with it his legacy, will be honored by the renaming of the Land of Lincoln Legal Aid Champaign office as the John Phipps Community Law Center.
John sadly passed away in August at the age of 82. His daughter, Anne M. Martinkus, is accepting the award on his behalf.
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