Pro Bono Week

Community Development Through Pro Bono
Monday, October 23
3:00-5:00 pm

Ropes & Gray LLP
Pro bono does more than help individuals—it also helps communities. Small businesses, creative professionals, and entrepreneurs are vital parts of every community, but they can face legal challenges when launching a business, protecting a creative work, or navigating rules and regulations. Learn how to use your transactional skills to strengthen communities and empower individuals and businesses through pro bono. Two hours of PR CLE credit subject to approval.
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Justice: An Evening of Stories and Community
Tuesday, October 24
6:00-8:00 pm

Revolution Brewing
Get to know your fellow justice-minded colleagues while listening to stories shared by volunteers from the audience. Interested in telling a
story? Come prepared with a five-minute story related to the theme (justice) to share with attendees from the Chicago legal community. Those who volunteer to tell stories will be entered in a prize raffle. Storytellers and listeners alike are encouraged to attend!
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How Pro Bono Contributes to a Successful Career
Wednesday, October 25
12:00-1:00 pm

The Chicago Bar Association
Pro bono work provides lawyers with opportunities to give back to the community, but there are other career benefits as well. Newer lawyers can gain experience, confidence, and connections both inside and outside their firms. More experienced attorneys can gain greater visibility as well as case-management and leadership skills. This panel discussion will help you discover how pro bono work can be an essential part of your career development. One hour of PR CLE credit subject to approval.
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24th Annual Pro Bono and Community Service Fair
Thursday, October 26
5:00-7:00 pm

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Presented by the CBA Young Lawyers Section
Co-sponsored by the CBF and Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Meet with representatives from 40+ of Chicago'’'s legal aid, pro bono, community service, and mentoring organizations to find an opportunity that fits your schedule, interests, and goals.
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Effective Representation of Individuals with Mental Health Conditions
Friday, October 27
12:00-2:00 pm

Holland & Knight LLP
Mental health conditions can impact any individual, community, or legal case, but they are often ignored or misunderstood. Learn
how to better advocate for and empower your pro bono clients by acknowledging both their legal and non-legal needs. This session will cover how to recognize and address challenges that may be rooted in mental health conditions, as well as best practices, strategies, and resources for addressing them in an effective and compassionate manner. Two hours of PR CLE credit subject to approval.

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If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Program Manager, Angela Inzano at or (312) 554-4952.