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Celebrate Pro Bono Week with PILI

Save the date for another Pro Bono Week celebration! 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 2021, Pro Bono Week will be celebrated from October 24-30 and will include both virtual and in-person events.

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 ABA 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.

In Illinois, PILI organizes a variety of event in conjunction with Pro Bono Week. Information about these events is included below and we will continue to update this information over the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please contact either Managing Attorney Abigail Causer (Southern Region) or Managing Attorney Jessica Schneider (Northern Region).

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25TH

Tenth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event

The Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will host this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week, recognize the efforts of local pro bono volunteers and celebrate its Pro Bono Service Award Recipient. The celebration video will premier on Monday, October 25th at 12:00 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH

Third Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event

The Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will host this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week, recognize the efforts local pro bono volunteers and celebrate its Pro Bono Service Award Recipient. The celebration video will premier on Tuesday, October 26th at 12:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27TH

Twentieth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event

The Twentieth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will host this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week, recognize the commitment of local pro bono volunteers and celebrate the Land of Lincoln Pro Bono Award recipient. The celebration video will premier on Wednesday, October 27th at 12:00 p.m.

First Judicial Circuit Celebrate the Pro Bono Virtual CLE

The First Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will host this CLE program as part of the Pro Bono Week celebration to increase awareness about the need for pro bono legal services and how volunteers can help in the First Judicial Circuit. This event is a virtual/live CLE program that will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Celebrate Virtual/Live Reception

The Eleventh Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will host this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week and recognize the commitment of local pro bono volunteers in increasing access to justice. This event is a virtual/live reception that will begin at 4:30.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event

The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will host this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week, recognize the commitment of local pro bono volunteers and celebrate the Pro Bono Services award recipient. The celebration video will premier on Thursday, October 28th at 12:00 p.m.

Sixth Judicial Circuit Virtual/Live CLE & Awards Presentation

The Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will co-host this CLE program with the Champaign County Bar Association and the Decatur Bar Association. The event will commemorate Pro Bono Week, recognize the commitment of local pro bono volunteers and celebrate the Community Legal Services Award recipient. This is a virtual/live event on Thursday, October 28th at 12:00 p.m.

PILI Alumni & YPB Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinic

Join us for a demonstration of how to use the Illinois Free Legal Answers site and answer 1-2 questions for those in need through this discrete pro bono opportunity at this virtual legal clinic hosted by PILI’s Alumni Network Leadership Council and Young Professionals Board. This is a virtual event on Thursday, October 28th at 5:00p.m.

Fifth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Bono Week Dinner 

The Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee hosts this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week, recognize the commitment of local pro bono volunteers and to celebrate the Pro Bono Service Award Recipients. This in-person event will be held on Thursday, October 28th at Danville Country Club at 5:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, October 30th

PILI’s 2021 Pro Bono Week Wrap Up

On Friday, October 29th, PILI will wrap up its 2021 Pro Bono Week celebration with a special video presentation.

FRIDAY, November 4th 

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Reception 

The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, in partnership with the Rock Island County Bar Association, will host this event to commemorate Pro Bono Week and recognize the efforts of local pro bono volunteers whose work has helped to expand and enhance access to justice in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit. This in-person event will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Oakwood Country Club.

 

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