According to the ABA Free Legal Answers February 2023 Report, Illinois is now number 1 in the nation for number of volunteer attorneys registered since the Free Legal Answers launch in 2016. Illinois now has registered 1,077 volunteer attorneys. Thanks to these volunteers, we were able to answer 3,335 civil legal questions in 2022.
Several of our volunteer attorneys have also been recognized by the ABA for their outstanding contributions to the program and helping those in need across Illinois. These attorneys have been recognized for answering 50 or more civil legal questions on Free Legal Answers throughout 2022. Thank you to all of our incredible volunteers who help cultivate a community of service across Illinois by helping further access to justice and especially those recognized for their extraordinary efforts in 2022, including:
- Reuben A. Bernick of Feinberg Sharma PC
- Anthony Frank of MCC
- Laura Gastel of Pro Bono Network
- Sara T. Ghadiri of Chapman and Cutler LLP
- Harold B. Hilborn of Much Shelist
- Jennifer L. Kincaid of Pepping, Balk, Kincaid & Olson, Ltd.
- Steven C. Lindberg
- Mike McElvain of the Law Office of Mike McElvain
- Barbara J. O’Brien of Pro Bono Network
- Kerrianne L. Waters of Westervelt, Johnson, Nicoll & Keller, LLC
- Nancy N. Zhao of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg
Read the full ABA Free Legal Answers February 2023 Report here.