Pro Bono Opportunities: Plan on Serving in 2017

Check out this great article from the Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, written by Damian Ortiz, Professor and Director of the John Marshall Law School’s Pro Bono Program & Clinic. It’s a great reminder of all of the benefits of pro bono and the many resources out there for those searching for pro bono opportunities!

https://www.isba.org/committees/minorities/newsletter/2017/06/probonoopportunitiesplanonservingin

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NFPA MEMBERS HONORED WITH AWARDS

By:  Christine Flynn, NFPA Pro Bono Committee (Chair)

The NFPA Pro Bono Committee would like to extend its warm congratulations to Kathi P. Ingram, RP®, Paralegal Association of Northern Virginia, and as well as Teresa Scharf, RP®, Paralegal Association of Central Ohio.  Both Kathi and Teresa were recently honored for their outstanding service and efforts in both pro bono and advancing the paralegal profession.  Continue reading

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2017 Pro Bono Publico Awards Luncheon

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service will hold the 2017 Pro Bono Publico Awards Luncheon on August 12, 2017 during the ABA Annual Meeting in New York City. Continue reading

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Start Your National Celebration of Pro Bono Planning Now!

 

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Over the past eight years, with your help, the ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has succeeded in focusing an annual national spotlight on pro bono.

Visit the Celebration Website for great organizing ideas and tools. Contact the ABA’s Center for Pro Bono to help facilitate your planning. Continue reading

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Spotlight on PILI: Part 2

By: Laurie I. Mikva

In January, PILI hired its first staff member housed outside of Chicago.  Elizabeth (“Beth”) Jensen, who has a long history in legal aid and public service, is PILI’s Program Director with an office in Peoria from which she oversees the statewide array of PILI sponsored pro bono activities.  She recently helped organize a statewide summit, inviting leaders from all of the Circuit Pro Bono Committees along with area legal services providers and statewide legal aid organizations to share information and initiatives. Continue reading

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Spotlight on PILI: Part 1

By: Laurie I. Mikva

The Public Interest Law Initiative, or PILI, may be best known as an internship program that places law students at Chicago area public interest organizations for the summer.  Indeed, that was the humble origins of the program.  However, as the organization celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, PILI has emerged as a major player in sponsoring and promoting pro bono activities throughout Illinois. Continue reading

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Students Provide Low Income Residents Digital Pro Bono

Students provide pro bono assistance through ABA Free Legal Answers – read more at https://sites.suffolk.edu/legaltech/2017/05/24/students-provide-low-income-residents-digital-pro-bono/.

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6 Marathons in 6 Days for Pro Bono!

Check out this article from Lee Rawles at the ABA Journal about a Florida attorney who is running 6 marathons in 6 days to bring awareness to the need for legal aid and pro bono! What an accomplishment!

Read the article here: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/this_florida_attorney_will_run_6_marathons_in_6_days_to_raise_money_for_leg

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson, Robins Kaplan LLP, Part 2

Welcome back for Part 2 of our Pro Bono Spotlight interview with attorneys Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson of Robins Kaplan LLP, where they discuss some of their recent pro bono victories. We will also hear from Chandra Kilgriff, of Robins Kaplan LLP on some of the great pro bono work that has been done by their firm. Continue reading

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson, Robins Kaplan LLP, Part 1

This week we are featuring pro bono work done by Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson of Robins Kaplan LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Tim Purdon served as the U.S. Attorney in North Dakota and Brendan Johnson served as the U.S. Attorney in South Dakota. During their terms, each was appointed to chair the Native American Issues Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys and placed special emphasis on increasing public safety on reservations within their jurisdiction. Some of their most recent pro bono cases over the past year include: Continue reading

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