Helping the Community
Mock Trial Volunteers
All lawyers, judges, law students, and paralegals are welcome to volunteer to participate as judges and jurors for the Invitational. We are looking for volunteers for March 11 and/or 12. You do not need trial experience to volunteer! Deadline to sign up is March 1.
For questions about being a Mock Trial volunteer, please contact Kim Furr.
Ask a Lawyer Day April 29!
Each year, to recognize and celebrate Law Day, the Illinois State Bar Association sponsors "Ask A Lawyer Day," a day during which volunteers respond to telephone calls from the public and answer general legal questions free of charge. Deadline to volunteer is March 17.
Lawyers in Classrooms
You are invited to go back to school and speak to students on law-related topics.
Find out more about how you can make a difference
Other Civics Education Volunteer Opportunities
Find out more about the opportunities for lawyers and judges to educate the public about civics.
Pro Bono Opportunities and Information for Lawyers
Information about pro bono opportunities available to Illinois lawyers through various legal service providers and stories about other lawyer's pro bono experiences.
Volunteers Needed to Assist Military Lawyers
The Illinois State Bar Association, through its Committee on Military Affairs, seeks lawyers willing to volunteer as back-up to the JAG officers.
Find out more about how you can help
Illinois Law and Leadership Institute
The Illinois Law and Leadership Institute is a summer enrichment program for students entering the 9th grade. The program is designed to increase academic aspirations by exposing students to interesting aspects of the law, and introducing them to a variety of careers in the legal field.
Find out more about the Illinois Law and Leadership Institute
Disaster Legal Services
ISBA Disaster Legal Services Manual is our resource for Illinoisans and their lawyers.
Pro Bono Net launches http://www.femaappeals.org for those who have been turned down by FEMA. Site users answer can create appeal letters and request their FEMA file.
Juvenile Justice Reform
Is there a crisis in the Illinois juvenile justice system? ISBA Past President Mark Hassakis (2010-11) is a passionate advocate for at-risk youth. Read about ISBA's Role in Juvenile Justice Reform.
ISBA YLD Children's Assistance Fund Grant
The ISBA YLD Children’s Assistance Fund, in concert with the Illinois Bar Foundation, seeks to provide grants to organizations across the state related to children and law. Nonprofit organizations wishing to submit proposals to the ISBA YLD Children’s Assistance Fund should review these guidelines to determine their eligibility and the application process.
Find out more about the guidelines and download an application.