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Section Newsletter Articles on Pro Bono Work

Apply for a public administrator or public guardian appointment By Tracy Douglas Trusts and Estates, June 2013 Public administrators and public guardians serve an important role in Illinois by helping with estate administration and protecting the interests of disabled adults.
Apply for a public administrator or public guardian appointment By Tracy Douglas Women and the Law, May 2013 Public administrators and public guardians serve an important role in Illinois by helping with estate administration and protecting the interests of disabled adults.
Pro bono spotlight Federal Taxation, March 2013 Pro bono opportunities for tax attorneys.
Everyday pro bono By Timothy J. Storm Administrative Law, February 2013 So much of what a great many solo and small firm practitioners do every day may be rightly described as pro bono publico—for the public good—in the fullest and truest sense.
Editor’s column: Are we missing opportunities? By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 2013 As we start the new year it is a good time to take a fresh look at how we screen our cases and what we do when we hear “I need your help but I have no money.”
Everyday pro bono By Timothy J. Storm General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 2013 So much of what a great many solo and small firm practitioners do every day may be rightly described as pro bono publico—for the public good—in the fullest and truest sense.
Lending legal pro bono skills to a not-for-profit—Another way to make charitable contributions By Jennifer Sellers Wong Young Lawyers Division, June 2012 Assist a not-for-profit corporation obtain a 501(c)(3) status and help a charitable organization while earning pro bono legal hours for yourself. 
Pro bono attorneys needed International and Immigration Law, February 2010 The National Immigrant Justice Center periodically publishes a list of cases for which pro bono attorneys are needed to represent asylum seekers and other immigrants in need of protection.
Pro bono = Career development: Four reasons why pro bono can help your career and resources for doing pro bono By Michael G. Bergmann Young Lawyers Division, December 2008 Can pro bono work translate into assisting with your career development? Absolutely!
Pro bono attorneys needed International and Immigration Law, December 2008 The National Immigrant Justice Center periodically publishes a list of cases for which pro bono attorneys are needed to represent asylum seekers and other immigrants in need of protection.
Editors Column: Pro bono for lawyers with limited time—There are many ways to serve By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2008 Recently, the Illinois Supreme Court adopted a change to Supreme Court Rule 756 (j) that allows inactive and retired lawyers to represent pro bono clients without being required to pay the active lawyer registration fee or comply with mandatory CLE requirements.
Pro bono cases International and Immigration Law, June 2008 The National Immigrant Justice Center periodically publishes a list of cases for which pro bono attorneys are needed to represent asylum seekers and other immigrants in need of protection.
Editor’s Column: Illinois Supreme Court allows retired lawyer to do pro bono work during retirement without requiring annual registration fee By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, May 2008 On March 27,2008 the Illinois Supreme Court adopted a rule change that beginning July 1, 2008 will allow retired and inactive lawyers to do pro bono work in recognized non-profit programs providing legal services.
Doing well by doing good (or, just in case you needed more reasons to do pro bono) By Howard W. Anderson, III Young Lawyers Division, October 2007 An acute shortage of legal aid attorneys throughout Illinois (and the rest of the country) means that all too many individuals must navigate the legal system alone.
Pro Bono Attorneys Needed International and Immigration Law, September 2007 The National Immigrant Justice Center is recruiting pro bono representation in asylum cases.
Pro bono assistance needed By Jefferson Mok International and Immigration Law, April 2007 Attorneys interested in pro bono cases: Following is our current list of cases in need of pro bono representation.
Pro bono opportunities International and Immigration Law, January 2007 The National Immigrant Justice Center, a Heartland Alliance partner, has provided us the following description of pro bono representation cases that are currently in need of assistance.
Pro Bono Recognition International and Immigration Law, January 2007 The National Immigrant Justice Center, in their recent Pro Bono project newsletter expressed their thanks and congratulations to attorneys who volunteered their time to assist in immigration relief matters.