Pro Bono Week

In 2005, the CBF and the Chicago Bar Association launched our annual Pro Bono Week to celebrate and encourage pro bono work and educate the public and the legal community about how lawyers and legal professionals are improving the lives of the less fortunate. Inspired by the success in Chicago, Pro Bono Week is now a National Celebration of Pro Bono.

The 20th Annual Pro Bono Week will take place October 21-25, 2024. Last year’s programs and events centered around the theme, Getting Personal with Pro Bono, which was also reflected in the many great pro bono articles and stories featured in a special edition of the CBA Record and in the Pro Bono Week testimonials. Stay tuned for this year’s theme and see below for some dates to save!

Save the date!

  • Story Slam – Wednesday, October 23rd; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Revolution Brewpub (2323 N. Milwaukee Ave)
  • Pro Bono & Community Service Fair – Thursday, October 24th; 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (320 S. Canal St.)

2023 Co-Chairs

Hon. Mary M. Rowland

Northern District of Illinois

Susan Shulman

North Suburban Legal Aid