Pro Bono Week 2022: Empowering People, Empowering Communities

Join your colleagues in Chicago's legal community to celebrate pro bono and learn more about how you can get connected to a rewarding pro bono opportunity that is the right fit for you. Lawyers, law students, and other legal professionals from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend this year’s complimentary Pro Bono Week programs.


Learn more and register below, or visit chicagobarfoundation.org/probonoweek


Pro Bono in Communities

Monday, October 24 | 12:00-1:15 p.m. | 1 IL MCLE

Live Webcast or In-person at the CBA Building

Hear from the Center for Disability & Elder Law, the Legal Aid Society Communities Partnering 4 Peace Program, the CBA Lawyers in the Classroom program, and the CBA Young Lawyers Section about how you can give back in your communities. The panelists will share the impactful work their organizations are doing, discuss how you can get involved as a pro bono volunteer, and provide details on a variety of bite-size in-person pro bono volunteer opportunities as well as opportunities for deeper levels of engagement.

Register here.


Justice: An Evening of Stories & Community

Monday, October 24 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Revolution Brewpub, 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647

Join your Chicago legal community colleagues for this annual fan favorite celebration to kick off Pro Bono Week with an evening of justice-themed stories told by audience volunteers. Interested in telling a story? Sign up and come prepared with a five-minute story to share. Storytellers and listeners alike are encouraged to attend! 

Register here.


Voting Rights & Election Protection

Tuesday, October 25 | 12:00-1:15 p.m. | 1 IL MCLE Credit

Live Webcast or In-person at the CBA Building

Attorneys from Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Kirkland & Ellis, LLP will present on the history of voting rights and the current state of the law in Illinois and Indiana, as well as pro bono opportunities surrounding the midterm elections on November 8th. Chicago Lawyers’ Committee and Kirkland & Ellis together operate the Election Protection hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) for voters calling with questions from Illinois and Indiana. Learn about what challenges and opportunities they expect in the upcoming election and hear about opportunities to volunteer to support the hotline as a call center volunteer or as an in-person field volunteer (poll-watcher).

Register here.


29th Annual Pro Bono & Community Service Fair

Thursday, October 27 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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

Over 40 of Chicago’s legal aid, pro bono, community service, and mentoring organizations will gather to meet with members of the legal community. Hear directly from legal aid and pro bono attorneys about how you can make a difference. There’s an opportunity available to fit everyone’s schedule, interests, skills, and goals!

Register here


Plus, don't miss the special Pro Bono Issue of the CBA Record:

CBA Record Sept Oct 2022