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!
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
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.
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
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
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/.
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!
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
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