Category Archives: Pro bono news

New Website Launches to Connect Volunteer Lawyers to Nonprofits that Need Volunteer Legal Help

Guest blog by Sarah Baker More and more of us are concerned about policies affecting our families, friends, neighbors, and the institutions and principles we hold dear. An unprecedented number of people, including many lawyers, are stepping forward to offer … Continue reading

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Pro Bono in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Check out this blog post from the Texas Bar about how you can do pro bono to assist Hurricane Harvey victims. http://blog.texasbar.com/2017/08/articles/news/court-order-lets-out-of-state-lawyers-serve-harvey-victims/#more-7691    

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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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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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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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Using Programming and Law to Make a Difference in Kentucky

By: Amelia Martin Adams “I believe in justice, equality, and basic human dignity.  I believe that every person is more than the worst decision that they ever made.  I believe that through compassion, empathy, and real, emotional connection that I … Continue reading

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