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Illinois Pro Bono Legal Information, Resources and Assistance

The Illinois Supreme Court has recognized that pro bono legal service is an integral part of a lawyer’s professionalism by adopting rules that promote and support pro bono by Illinois attorneys. Illinois Supreme Court Rule 756(f) requires all attorneys licensed in Illinois to report, in connection with the attorney's annual ARDC registration, pro bono legal services provided and qualified monetary contributions made during the preceding 12 months to support legal aid.

Illinois Pro bono Summary:

Illinois Pro Bono Contacts:

Lisa Colpoys
Executive Director
Illinois Legal Aid Online Chicago, IL

Pro bono Awards:

The Illinois State Bar Association has established the John C. McAndrews Award to honor those members of the profession who have shown extraordinary commitment to providing free legal services to the income eligible or expanding the availability of legal services to the income eligible.

Additional Information Links:
Chicago Area Legal Aid Providers
Rockford and Downstate Illinois Legal Aid Providers
University Provided Legal Services in Chicago
University Provided Legal Services in Downstate Illinois