About the 2021 Event
The Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will co-host this CLE program with the Champaign County Bar Association and the Decatur Bar Association. The event will commemorate Pro Bono Week, recognize the commitment of local pro bono volunteers and celebrate the Community Legal Services Award recipient. This is a virtual/live event on Thursday, October 28th at 12:00 p.m.
2021 Community Legal Services Award Recipient: Andrew Bequette
It is nearly impossible to estimate the number of hours that Andrew Bequette has volunteered because he works in so many courtrooms in Champaign County and in so many courthouses in central Illinois. As a strong proponent of pro bono, Andrew accepts appointments as a Guardian Ad Litem in guardianship cases for minors and for disabled adults. He also accepts appointments to represent alleged disabled adults in contested guardianship cases. He recognizes the dignity of each person involved in the litigation, and handles each case respectfully and skillfully. In cases where the proposed guardian is an unrepresented litigant, he gathers necessary information and drafts necessary paperwork so that orders can be entered in the best interests of the client. The community is enriched by Andrew’s knowledge, generosity, and commitment to pro bono service.
Andrew graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2001. Prior to attending law school, Andrew earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He currently works at Beckett Law Office, P.C.
Advance registration is required to receive the CLE link. If you have any questions or problems with the form, please contact PILI Managing Attorney Abigail Causer at 217-693-6017 or by email.
View all of PILI’s Pro Bono Week Events »
Watch the 2020 event video »