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Pro Bono Week


Friday, October 23 • 1:00-5:00 pm • Chicago-Kent College of Law
Special Pro Bono Week edition of  Movies on Trial: My Cousin Vinny

Special pre-Week event presented with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP and Chicago-Kent College of Law.

A CLE event where the magic of Hollywood meets insightful legal debate. Join us for a screening of "My Cousin Vinny," followed by an entertaining and informative panel discussion of the film, including pro bono service. One hour of CLE credit subject to approval.


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Monday, October 26 • 3:00-5:00 pm • Chicago Bar Association
Trans 101: The Changing Landscape of Transgender Law

Come hear from experts in a variety of areas of law related to the transgender community such as education, employment, and identity documents. Find out how you can help as a pro bono attorney on both individual cases and large scale reform efforts. Two hours of CLE credit subject to approval.

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Tuesday, October 27 • 6:00-8:00 pm • Revolution Brewing
Game Night: A Battle of the Barristers

How does your knowledge of the Chicago legal community and legal-themed pop culture measure up? Come find out! This battle of wits will include questions on access to justice topics such as pro bono programs and legal aid organizations, as well as pop culture and current events-with a legal twist.


Registration: Register as a team of no more than six individuals. To register, email Angela Inzano at with the names of your team members and your team name. Space is limited!


Wednesday, October 28 • 3:00-5:00 pm • Chicago Bar Association
The Americans with Disabilities Act: 25 Years of Life-Changing Impact

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is celebrating 25 years as the law of the land. This presentation will highlight how to address some of the practical issues that arise when representing people with disabilities. You’ll also hear about three programs that have achieved real-world positive outcomes for persons with disabilities and how you can get involved. Two hours of CLE credit subject to approval.


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Thursday, October 29 • 5:00-7:00 pm • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
22nd Annual Pro Bono and Community Service Fair

Presented by the Young Lawyers Section and co-sponsored by the CBF and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Meet with representatives from 50 of Chicago's legal aid, pro bono, community service and mentoring organizations to find an opportunity that fits your schedule, interests and goals.


To register, click here  or email Angela Inzano. 
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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.