Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
Much Shelist Denenberg Ament
Troutman Sanders LLP
University of Chicago Law School
Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois
Mayer Brown LLP
The Chicago Bar Association
Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Prairie State Legal Services
Schiff Hardin LLP
Juvenile Division Office of the [...]
The Chicago Bar Association’s Pro Bono Resolution, first adopted in 1995 and updated and reaffirmed by the CBA in 2008, calls upon CBA members to support pro bono efforts in three distinct but equally important ways: (1) contribute a minimum of 50 hours of pro bono work; (2) donate at least $250 or the equivalent [...]... read more
The Illinois Supreme Court has recognized that pro bono legal service is an integral part of a lawyer’s professionalism by adopting rules that promote and support pro bono by Illinois attorneys.
Illinois Supreme Court Rule 756(f) requires all attorneys licensed in Illinois to report, in connection with the attorney’s annual ARDC registration, pro bono legal services [...]... read more
If you are looking for information about how your law firm or corporation can support access to justice, learn more about our Leadership Circles or the many ways your firm or company can support the CBF’s mission. The CBF can also help you start or expand your pro bono program and is available to make [...]... read more
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The CBF’s Pro Bono Program promotes and supports a variety of pro bono activities in our community as a core part of the CBF’s [...]... read more
What information am I required to report?
Rule 756(f) requires all attorneys licensed in Illinois to report, for the preceding 12 month period: (1) pro bono legal services provided; and (2) qualified monetary contributions made. All attorneys must respond to both questions, even if they did not perform any pro bono work or make a qualified [...]... read more
Providing Training and Professional Development Pro Bono
The CBF Legal Aid Academy is an innovative new pro bono program to improve training and professional development opportunities for legal aid attorneys and staff. The Academy was developed and is overseen by a talented and diverse Advisory Committee made up of members from the Chicago legal community.
Through the [...]... read more
Margaret BensonChicago Volunteer Legal Services
Jennifer GallinsonMuch Shelist
Alicia Aiken LAF
Angelyn Chester Sidley Austin LLP
Lisa Colpoys Illinois Legal Aid Online
Susan Curry The University of Chicago Law School
Robert Deignan Baker and McKenzie LLP
Jim Dunn The City of Chicago
Angela Hall Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Paula Holderman Winston & Strawn LLP
David Holterman Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois
Marc [...]... read more
What is the Academy?
Through the collective efforts of the Chicago legal community, the Academy will strive to meet the core training and professional development needs of the approximately 300 legal aid attorneys who serve the more than 1 million low-income residents of the Chicago area.
The Academy will provide training mainly through two complimentary systems: (1) [...]... read more
The Pro Bono Checklist and the accompanying materials were developed to provide legal aid and other organizations with an overview of the process for setting up a successful pro bono program, as well as helpful resources and sample documents.... read more