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Section Newsletter Articles on Pro Bono

Pro bono made easy: Stay-at-home lawyers provide free legal assistance to those in need By Cheryl Lipton Women and the Law, July 2014 The Pro Bono Network has developed a winning model that provides fully-committed legal representation and services to those in need of help.
Family law in legal aid By Sally Kolb Family Law, February 2014 Learn more about the pro bono opportunities available with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.
Pro bono spotlight Federal Taxation, September 2012 Learn more about David Marzahl, President and CEO of the Center for Economic Progress, who works to make a difference in the lives of low-income taxpayers.
Pro bono: Now more than ever! By Michael G. Bergmann Young Lawyers Division, December 2009 Bailouts, stimulus packages and an unsteady stock market are all common themes of these difficult economic times. You can’t watch the news anymore without hearing about some aspect of the recent economic downturn. Even the legal profession has been hit hard by this recession. For many, however, this year is no different than years past. For others, they face economic and legal challenges that are both unfamiliar and daunting.
Making pro bono your own By Jasmine V. Hernandez Bench and Bar, October 2009 Practitioners throughout Illinois must file their annual registration forms with the Supreme Court of Illinois’ Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (hereinafter “ARDC”) on the first of January every year. To stay on the master roll of attorneys and comply with Rule 756(f), we must report whether we provided pro bono legal services or made monetary contributions to organizations that provide pro bono legal services in the previous year.
Attorneys interested in pro bono cases International and Immigration Law, July 2008 For the past two years Jefferson Mok has served as the National Immigrant Justice Center’s Pro Bono Project Coordinator.
Help eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in Illinois, and earn pro bono credit to boot By Jim McGrath Corporate Law Departments, January 2008 Most everyone knows about the good work done by Habitat for Humanity, but you may not know that the habitat organizations in Illinois have a need for many legal services, and many of these would be very comfortable for inside corporate attorneys to help with.
Pro Bono and other legal information is just a click away By Michael G. Bergmann Child Law, March 2007 Celebrating its sixth anniversary in March 2007, Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) brings together in-depth and up-to-date legal content, detailed information about legal aid agencies, training sessions and events and countless opportunities for attorneys to volunteer their time doing worthy pro bono publico.
The high costs of justice: Expanding pro-bono and the community’s responsibility By Hon. E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. Bench and Bar, September 2006 At the heart of a law license is a sense of civil responsibility, a fundamental duty not only toward the law, but to all people and the nation as a whole.
Pro bono: For the public good By Hon. E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. Bench and Bar, September 2005 As lawyers, we need to respond to the tremendous need for legal assistance in the Chicago area.