During the week of October 24th to 30th, PILI participated in the national celebration of Pro Bono Week. Celebrated annually and organized nationally by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, Pro Bono Week is intended to inspire even greater pro bono participation by lawyers throughout the nation.
We celebrated the week with a variety of virtual and in-person events across the state (virtual event links available below). We recognized five local attorneys for their outstanding pro bono work during events held throughout the week. And we even did some pro bono through Illinois Free Legal Answers, answering 124 civil legal questions during the week thanks to our Alumni Network Leadership Council and Young Professionals Board as well several law firms, corporations and law schools.
As we wrap things up we want to say an enthusiastic “THANK YOU!” to all of PILI’s pro bono volunteers from across the state through our pro bono opportunities, including our Self-Represented Litigant Help Desks, Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network, Illinois Free Legal Answers and Conflict of Interest Pro Bono Referral Panel. Though the efforts of these volunteers, PILI has helped over 3,000 low-income Illinoisans over the last year with their civil legal issues.
Please enjoy our Pro Bono Week Wrap Up Video below, with interview footage from pro bono leaders across the state of Illinois.
You can also check out the Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Events following the links below:
- Third Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event »
- Tenth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event »
- Eleventh Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event » (External Link: You will be taken to PILI’s YouTube Channel)
- Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event »
- Twentieth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event »