The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin ran an article on September 12 about PILI’s Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees and the real difference they are making in the lives of low-income people with legal needs in Illinois.
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman, who spoke at a summit meeting PILI held for committee chairs this summer, talked in the article about the urgent need for pro bono legal services in Illinois:
“The legal services they need are not a luxury — they involve issues of housing, health care, abuse and neglect and domestic violence. While the past 40 years have seen the enactment of many laws protecting consumers, tenants, victims of domestic violence and others in need, obtaining the benefits of these laws and navigating the various bureaucracies to obtain benefits and services has become more and more complicated.
“Therefore, providing access to legal aid or pro bono legal services is not only admirable, it is a professional and societal obligation.”
Read the full article: “Pro bono needs to be a team effort”
Learn more about all the innovative work our six Pro Bono Committees are doing to advance pro bono across Illinois here »