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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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.

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Start Your National Celebration of Pro Bono Planning Now!

  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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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