October 2010 - Pro Bono Week
Mediation Help in a Crisis
A Foreclosure Fairy Tale
Once upon a time, in a magical land, not so far away, struggling homeowners received special, free services from good-hearted, talented people who helped them save their castles. Read more. . .
Pro Bono for Transactional Attorneys
Strengthening Nonprofits to Build Communities
Years ago when I graduated from law school, pro bono opportunities to represent individuals in court existed but there were no transactional pro bono opportunities. Read more. . .
Pro Bono in the Lives of Local Artists
The Value of Giving Back
All Chicago jazz artist Fred Anderson wanted to do was to have a small club on the North Side of Chicago where he and his fellow musicians could play the music they loved for the community. Read more. . .
Rule 6.5 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct
Empowering Lawyers to Provide More Pro Bono
Many lawyers wish to provide pro bono assistance but, for any number of reasons, are only able to do so when they can be assured that the representation will entail a narrow, short-term engagement rather than an extended commitment. Read more. . .
The Expedited Child Support Center
Solving Legal Issues Involving Children of Unmarried Parents
The Expedited Child Support Center is a wonderful place to be if you want to volunteer your problem solving services where they will do an immense amount of good, either as a child representative or a mediator. Read more. . .