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Pro Bono Spotlights

2017 Pro Bono Initiative Award: McDermott Will & Emery LLP

“Pro bono at McDermott represents to me a wide array of opportunities for incredible personal and professional growth and satisfaction. I have been extremely gratified and nourished by McDermott’s exemplary commitment to pro bono.”

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2017 Distinguished Public Service Award: Bernard H. Shapiro

“Bernie’s accomplishments and leadership are remarkable. He is the soul of our organization and a role model for not only our staff, but for all legal aid staff.”

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Legal Advice Fair

“The connection, provided by this program, between the legal community and the members of the community in need benefits all of us.”

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Simmons Hanly Conroy

“Simmons’ efforts are important in ensuring that Madison County residents’ legal needs are met and everyone has a chance to achieve justice.”

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PILI Pro Bono Spotlight: VetLex Project by Jones Day

“We want to link the attorneys who want to help with the veterans who need the help. It’s an ambitious project, but it’s an issue everyone can rally behind.”

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2016 Pro Bono Initiative Award: Pro Bono Network

“PBN has carved a niche for itself in expanding pro bono services through its ability to connect talented, service-minded attorneys with limited availability, with substantive volunteer opportunities they may not have otherwise discovered.”

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Public Interest Center

“I’m excited about the impact we might be able to have in Chicago, around the country and around the world.”

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PILI Pro Bono Spotlight: Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO)

“The new IllinoisLegalAid.org is designed to deliver an excellent user experience regardless of device, and comprehensive and accessible legal information, lawyer referrals and opportunities for learning about Illinois civil law.”

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PILI Pro Bono Spotlight: Kirkland & Ellis Adoption Project

“There is a lot of administrative paperwork that creates barriers for people who aren’t lawyers and it’s intimidating to go to court without a lawyer. The least we can do is to help make the process easier.”

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PILI Pro Bono Spotlight: The John Marshall Law School Community Legal Clinics

“Clinics give incredibly valuable experience to law students, and at the same time serve a need in the community.”

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