Section Newsletter Articles on Volunteer Opportunities

CLAIM! A voice for the voiceless, opportunities to help women in need By John Bathke Young Lawyers Division, October 2015 The Chicago Legal Aid for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM) aims to give incarcerated women a voice and access to the justice system.
Great Springfield-area volunteer opportunity on October 9 By George L. Schoenbeck Young Lawyers Division, October 2015 Volunteer your time at "Computer Basics 2015: Is This Thing On?" You don't need any in-depth knowledge of any particular program, but you could help out a senior in need!
ISBA YLD members volunteer on live television By Marie K. Sarantakis Young Lawyers Division, April 2015 On March 9th, law students and young attorneys gathered at WTTW Studios in Chicago to raise funds for public television.
Helping young homeless mothers get a fresh start By Kristen Prinz Women and the Law, February 2015 On Saturday, February 7, a group of ISBA Women and the Law Committee members spent the morning helping New Moms, Inc. prepare apartments for young homeless mothers and their children.
Flexible volunteer opportunity available to law students By Marie K. Sarantakis Young Lawyers Division, August 2013 Illinois Legal Aid Online makes it possible for those with busy schedules to volunteer by setting their own hours while working from home.
Volunteer opportunities at the City of Chicago Law Department draw a highly experienced labor and employment lawyer By Eileen M. Geary Government Lawyers, June 2013 Learn more about Dick Schnadig, who works as a volunteer attorney in the Labor Division of Chicago's Law Department.
Young lawyers lend a helping hand: ISBA YLD and law students volunteer at Chicago Food Depository By Christopher Niro Young Lawyers Division, December 2012 The YLD is proud to be an integral part of President Thies’ mission of providing one million meals to the hungry all across the state of Illinois.
Girl Scouts Project Law Track 2011 By Emily N. Masalski Women and the Law, April 2011 Female attorneys with the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women and several teen Girl Scouts have designed a series of dynamic sessions that will culminate in a mock trial in May 2011. Volunteers are still needed-- check out the article to find out how you can help.
Women Everywhere: Service Day By Janice L. Boback Women and the Law, October 2010 The Women Everywhere: Partners In Service Project’s Annual Agency Day was held this year on June 11, 2010. Volunteers from the Women and the Law Committee gave their time and energy to a local agency known as Grace House.
Spring into action by volunteering—The Court Watch Project By Megan V. Rose Women and the Law, May 2010 An explanation of the Court Watch project, which seeks to improve the justice process for survivors of domestic violence.
Women Everywhere: A spirit of collaboration By Shital A. Patel Women and the Law, May 2010 Join WE's efforts to make a difference in the community and in the lives of women and children in need by volunteering on June 11, 2010 for the annual Agency Day Project.
Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project, Inc.: Women and the Law, May 2010 Details for WE's Agency Day on June 11, 2010
YLD lends a hand By Jean A. Kenol Young Lawyers Division, April 2009 On February 21, 2009, approximately 25 YLD members and ISBA Third Vice-President Candidates John Thies and Richard Felice volunteered their time and talents to Greater Chicago Food Depository.  
‘Women Everywhere’ project launches its 10th year of community service, court visits for high school girls By Sharon L. Eiseman Women and the Law, March 2009 In 2009, the Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project (“WE”) will be celebrating its first decade by again doing what it has done so well since its founding in 1999: sending women and men volunteer attorneys and legal support staff into community service agencies on a specified day to provide legal and labor-intensive assistance to agency staff.
Women Everywhere: Partners in Service —Agency Service Day, June 13, 2008 By Amanda C. Jones Women and the Law, October 2008 On June 13, 2008, Women Everywhere held its annual service event, in which volunteers from bar associations, law firm and individual attorneys provide service to agencies across the Chicago area that serve women and children.
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.
Women Everywhere: Partners In Service Project—Impacting Young Lives By Yolaine Dauphin Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, December 2007 On May 11, 2007, volunteers joined hands to make a difference in the lives of female elementary and high school students in the Chicago area.
Young Lawyers serve firefighters By Matthew R. Huff Young Lawyers Division, December 2007 Firefighters risk their lives daily to safeguard our communities.
YLD members and friends volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, April 2007 On Saturday, February 24, 2007, a group of YLD members and friends, including ISBA members Mark Hassakis and John Locallo, met at the Greater Chicago Food Depository for their annual morning of volunteering.
Lawyers lending a helping hand—Katrina relief By Ann Breen-Greco, J.A. Sebastian, and Vickie Gillio Administrative Law, November 2005 Lawyers throughout the nation individually and through professional organizations have risen to the challenge of Hurricane Katrina and are giving a helping hand to address the many-faceted ramifications of the Katrina Disaster.
“Inspiring Women”-The Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project marks six years of service to women and children in need By Michele M. Jochner and Yolaine Dauphin Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, May 2005 On two days in May, the Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project, a collaborative effort of nine area bar associations, will celebrate its sixth anniversary of joining several hundred volunteers-including judges, attorneys and friends of the legal community-together to provide services to women and children in need throughout Illinois.
Community outreach: Good News Partners provides a variety of services—from housing to education and employment By Yolaine Dauphin Women and the Law, December 2001 In 1976, a group of Northwestern University students and their pastor started to work with homeless and low-income people in Chicago's "North of Howard" neighborhood in the hope of eliminating poverty and empowering participants to live joyful, productive, and stable lives.