Creating Positive Pro Bono Partnerships: Takeaways from the 2018 Joint Firm and Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable

On April 19th, 40 representatives from Illinois law firms and corporate legal departments met for PILI’s Joint Law Firm & Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable.

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Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee Co-Sponsors Legal Answers Volunteer Program

Attorneys and law students gathered to answer legal questions on Illinois Legal Aid Online’s Legal Answers website.

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Sponsor the Annual Pro Bono Reception

PILI’s Annual Pro Bono Reception is coming on Wednesday, June 20th. Over 30 law firms and corporations typically sponsor this event, raising money for the important work of PILI’s Pro Bono Initiative.

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Strategies for Engaging Volunteers: Takeaways from the 2018 Legal Service Agency Roundtable

Last week, 30 representatives from Illinois public interest law agencies met at Perkins Coie for PILI’s annual Legal Service Agency Roundtable where they discussed strategies to engage law students, recent graduates and attorney volunteers in agency work.

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PILI Launches Conflict of Interest Pro Bono Referral Program in Tenth Circuit

Pilot is important first step to filling justice gap for low-income people with legal needs.

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund

“This is a great opportunity to provide a voice for these people and to do what we are all trained to do as lawyers – to represent the rights of someone who needs assistance in a very real and tangible way.”

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Expungement and Sealing Summit Hosted by Eleventh Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee

At the summit, 17 volunteer attorneys and paralegals met with 77 clients to to discuss their options for criminal records relief.

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Expungement and Sealing Summit Hosted by Eleventh Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee

At the summit, 17 volunteer attorneys and paralegals met with 77 clients to to discuss their options for criminal records relief.

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Guardianship and Child Support CLE Hosted in Peoria

Twenty-one attorneys attended this complimentary program to learn more about these family law issues. They were all encouraged to take on one additional pro bono matter in the coming year.

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Save the Date for 2018 Pro Bono Roundtables

Every year, PILI holds several Pro Bono Forums and Roundtables to bring together pro bono leaders from law firms, corporations, legal service agencies and law schools to discuss timely pro bono issues, challenges and best practices and develop strategies to expand and enhance pro bono in Illinois.

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