Pro Bono in Communities
Monday, October 24 at 12:00 p.m.
Hear from the Center for Disability & Elder Law, the Legal Aid
Society Communities Partnering 4 Peace Program, the Chicago
Bar Association’s Lawyers in the Classroom program, and
the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section about
how you can give back in your communities. The panelists
will share the impactful work their organizations are doing,
discuss how you can get involved as a pro bono volunteer, and
provide details on a variety of bite-size in-person pro bono
volunteer opportunities as well as opportunities for deeper
levels of engagement. 1 hour of CLE credit subject to approval. Register here.
Justice: An Evening of Stories & Community
Monday, October 24 at 5:00 p.m.
Join your Chicago legal community colleagues for this annual
fan favorite celebration to kick off Pro Bono Week with an
evening of justice-themed stories told by audience volunteers.
Interested in telling a story? Sign up and come prepared with
a five-minute story to share. Storytellers and listeners alike are
encouraged to attend! Register here.
Voting Rights & Election Protection
Tuesday, October 25 at 12:00 p.m.
Attorneys from Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP will present on the history of voting rights
and the current state of the law in Illinois and Indiana, as well as
pro bono opportunities surrounding the midterm elections on
November 8th. Chicago Lawyers’ Committee and Kirkland & Ellis
together operate the Election Protection hotline (866-OUR-VOTE)
for voters calling with questions from Illinois and Indiana. Learn
about what challenges and opportunities they expect in the
upcoming election and hear about opportunities to volunteer to
support the hotline as a call center volunteer or as an in-person
field volunteer (poll-watcher). 1 hour of CLE credit subject to approval. Register here.
29th Annual Pro Bono & Community Service Fair
Thursday, October 27 at 4:30 p.m.
Presented by the CBA Young Lawyers Section and co-sponsored by the CBF and Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Over 40 of Chicago’s legal aid, pro bono, community service,
and mentoring organizations will gather to
meet with members of the legal community. Hear directly
from legal aid and pro bono attorneys about how you can
make a difference. There’s an opportunity available to fit
everyone’s schedule, interests, skills, and goals! Register here.