Volunteer / Pro Bono Information

Members of Chicago’s legal community are making a difference in Chicago every day by donating thousands of hours in free legal services or financially supporting the organizations that provide such services. The CBA offers may ways to give back by providing access to pro bono and volunteer programs as well as sponsoring free legal training sessions to educate volunteers. Below is a list of links to opportunities available through the CBA and The Chicago Bar Foundation.


Pro Bono Opportunities:
You can contribute your time and talents to make a difference for someone who needs legal help. Legal aid organizations continue to face increasing demands for their services and pro bono attorneys are an important supplement to these efforts. For more information about pro bono opportunities and how to get involved, please review The Chicago Bar Foundation's Volunteer Opportunities for Attorneys Guide and visit  Click to learn more about the CBF’s Pro Bono Support Program.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Angela Inzano, program manager at The Chicago Bar Foundation at 312-554-4952.


Community Service:
Attorneys can find volunteer and probono opportunities in the news feed at www.chicagobar.orgClick here to view upcoming Young Lawyers Section opportunities.


Other Opportunities:


Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth Program
The Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth Program channels the legal community's resources to promote best practice tutoring and mentoring programs in disadvantaged communities that foster consistent, long-term bonds between adults and youth. Lend-A-Hand recruits volunteers from the legal profession to serve as mentors and board members for mentoring programs across Chicago. In 2011, Lend-A-Hand supported 38 programs serving 12,000 Chicago area youth.