Kelly Tautges is the CBF's first Director of Pro Bono. Kelly is the primary point person within the CBA and the CBF on pro bono issues and works with lawyers, law firms, corporations, the courts, and the pro bono and legal aid organizations serving our community to maximize the impact of pro bono work in ensuring access to justice.
Prior to joining the CBF, Kelly was an associate at Vedder Price P.C. for six years, where she represented clients in complex civil litigation. Kelly was an active member of Vedder Price’s pro bono committee, and represented children and families in a variety of pro bono cases, including delinquency, adoption, and guardianship proceedings. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Kelly graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Social Work, and earned her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. While at Loyola, Kelly was the Articles Editor for the Children’s Legal Rights Journal, a legal writing tutor, and a member of the Juvenile Justice Moot Court Team.