Celebrate Pro Bono Week with PILI

Coordinated 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. In 2020, Pro Bono Week will be celebrated from October 25-31 and all of PILI’s Pro Bono Week events will be held virtually this year.

This initiative provides an opportunity for legal organizations across the country to collaboratively commemorate the vitally important contributions of America’s lawyers and to recruit and train the many additional volunteers required to meet the growing demand. The Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service undertook this initiative to provide a format for showcasing the incredible difference that pro bono lawyers make to our nation, to our system of justice, to our communities and, most of all, to the clients they serve.

If you have any questions, please contact Managing Attorney Jessica Schneider by email or by phone at 312-832-5125.

Friday, October 23rd

Sixth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event

The Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will host this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week, to recognize the efforts of local pro bono volunteers and to honor its Community Legal Services Award Recipient. A video premiered at noon on Friday, October 23rd and featured remarks by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita B. Garman. View the video here »

Monday, October 26th

Tenth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event

The Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will host this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week, to recognize the efforts of local pro bono volunteers and to celebrate its Pro Bono Service Award Recipient. A video premiered at noon on Monday, October 26th on PILI’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, and featured remarks by Illinois Supreme Court Thomas L. Kilbride. View the video here »

Tuesday, October 27th

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event

The Eleventh Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will host this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week, and to recognize the efforts of local pro bono volunteers to expand and enhance access to justice in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. A video premiered at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27th on PILI’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, and featured remarks by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita B. Garman. View the video here »

Third Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event

The Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will host this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week, to recognize the efforts local pro bono volunteers and to celebrate its Pro Bono Service Award Recipient. A video premiered at noon on Tuesday, October 27th on PILI’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, and featured remarks by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier. View the video here »

PILI Legal Answers Clinic

PILI Alumni and Young Professionals Board Members gathered virtually to learn how to use Illinois Free Legal Answers and answer 1-2 questions for those in need through this discrete pro bono opportunity. This virtual event was held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27th.

Wednesday, October 28th

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event

The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee hosted this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week, and to recognize the efforts of local pro bono volunteers to expand and enhance access to justice in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit. A video premiered at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 28th on PILI’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, and featured remarks by Illinois Supreme Court Thomas L. Kilbride. View the video here »

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event

The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee hosted this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week and to celebrate its Pro Bono Service Award Recipient. A video premiered at noon on Wednesday, October 28th on PILI’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, and featured remarks by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Burke. View the video here »

Thursday, October 29th

Twentieth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event

The Twentieth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee hosted this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week and recognize the commitment of local pro bono volunteers in increasing access to justice. A video premiered at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 29th on PILI’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, and featured remarks by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier. View the video here »

Fifth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event

The Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee hosted this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week, to recognize the efforts of local pro bono volunteers and to celebrate its Pro Bono Service Award Recipient. A video premiered at noon on Thursday, October 29th on PILI’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, and featured remarks by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita B. Garman. View the video here »

Friday, October 30th

2020 Pro Bono Week Virtual Wrap Up Event

As we wrap up the 2020 celebration of Pro Bono Week, a closing video will premiere at noon on Friday, October 30th on PILI’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, and will feature remarks by Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne M. Burke. View the video here »

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