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PILI's Pro Bono Forums & Roundtables

Each year, PILI holds several Pro Bono Roundtables and its Illinois Forum on Pro Bono 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 Forum is for everyone and gives attendees an opportunity for in-depth discussion among a cross-section of the legal profession.

Illinois Forum on Pro Bono: 

Typically held in the fall in Chicago, the Illinois Forum on Pro Bono brings together a cross-section of pro bono stakeholders to discuss the ideas and strategies that came out of the Pro Bono Roundtables held during that year. A similar program has also been offered in the past through PILI's Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees across the state.


Pro Bono Roundtables:

Legal Service Agency Roundtable

The Legal Service Agency Roundtable is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and brings together representatives from PILI's partner public interest law agencies to share best practices and strategies for success. The theme of this year’s roundtable is From Interns to Volunteers: Working with Law Students & Law Schools.

Law School Pro Bono Roundtable

The Law School Pro Bono Roundtable is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, 2024 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. from and brings together law school representatives to discuss best practices, successful strategies and collaboration opportunities.

Joint Law Firm & Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable

The Joint Law Firm & Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1, 2024 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Law firm and corporate pro bono leaders will come together to discuss pro bono opportunities and challenges, and to share best practices and strategies for successful pro bono programs.

For more information about PILI's pro bono programming, please contact PILI Senior Managing Attorney Jessica Schneider by email or by phone at 312-832-5125.