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Pro Bono Week

Pro Bono Week

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Breaking Poverty Barriers to Equal Justice
Monday, October 24
3:00-5:00 pm
The Chicago Bar Association

This multimedia panel presentation will help legal volunteers better understand the life circumstances and day-to-day challenges of their clients who live in poverty. The program will help you work more effectively with your clients and improve client services and outcomes. Two hours of PR CLE credit subject to approval.
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Breakfast with Judges
Tuesday, October 25
8:00-9:00 am
Jenner & Block LLP
Hear the judicial perspective on pro bono over breakfast with members of Chicago’s legal community. Opening remarks will be followed by small roundtable discussions led by members of the federal and state judiciary about professionalism and the importance of pro bono to the community. One hour of PR CLE credit subject to approval.
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Voting Rights Project: Hotline Training
Tuesday, October 25
12:00-2:00 pm
DLA Piper (US) LLP

The right to vote is fundamental to a healthy democracy. The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee’s Voting Rights Project (VRP) works to prevent, reduce, and eliminate barriers to voting and civic participation. Learn how attorneys can protect elections and find out how you can be a nonpartisan volunteer with the VRP on Election Day on the hotline downtown. 1.75 hours of CLE credit subject to approval.
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Update: We are pleased to report that this training has been filled. Of course, there is still great need for non-partisan volunteers to help protect elections. If you are interested in learning about additional non-partisan voter protection opportunities this election day please visit the registration page for this training.

Justice: An Evening of Stories and Community
Tuesday, October 25
6:00-8:00 pm
Revolution Brewpub

Get to know your fellow justice-minded colleagues and enjoy listening to stories of justice 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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Voting Rights Project: Field Training
Thursday, October 27
12:00-2:00 pm
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

The right to vote is fundamental to a healthy democracy. The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee’s Voting Rights Project (VRP) works to prevent, reduce, and eliminate barriers to voting and civic participation. Learn how attorneys can protect elections and find out how you can be a nonpartisan volunteer with the VRP on Election Day in Chicago’s neighborhoods and suburban areas. 1.75 hours of CLE credit subject to approval.
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Update: We are pleased to report that this training has been filled. Of course, there is still great need for non-partisan volunteers to help protect elections. If you are interested in learning about additional non-partisan voter protection opportunities this election day please visit the registration page for this training.


23rd Annual Pro Bono and Community Service Fair
Thursday, October 27
5:00-7:00 pm
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Presented by the Young Lawyers Section and co-sponsored by the CBF and Kirkland & Ellis

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.  See full event information in PDF.
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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 ainzano@chicagobar.org or (312) 554-4952.