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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Guest Post: “I Don’t Have Time For Pro Bono!”

This is a guest post from Scott Vogelmeier, a Senior Compliance Analyst at State Farm Bank in Bloomington and a member of the Eleventh Circuit Pro Bono Committee.

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Law School Representatives Meet for 2017 Roundtable

They discussed successful programs and the impact of recent events on law schools and their students.

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Discussing Hot Topics in Family Law

PILI’s Fifth and Sixth Judicial Pro Bono Committees and Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation provided a complimentary CLEs on “Hot Topics in Family Law” in June and July.

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Guardianship Basics CLE presented by PILI, Prairie State and Rock Island County Bar

During this program, speakers explored the basics for pursuing an adult guardianship and for serving as a guardian ad litem.

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Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee Hosts Successful Inaugural Event

On June 7th, the group brought together a cross-section of pro bono stakeholders for the Illinois Forum on Pro Bono.

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New Energy Provides Opportunities and Challenges for Law Firm Pro Bono Programs

On Friday, May 12, 2017, law firm pro bono leaders came together for the Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable.

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Join us for PILI’s Annual Pro Bono Reception – June 21st

This event celebrates the inspiring and life-changing pro bono work being done in Illinois.

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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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