Pro Bono Week 2023

Pro Bono Week takes place every year in October (10/23-10/27) and celebrates the pro bono ethic of the thousands of professionals who volunteer their skills and professional expertise to support nonprofits all around the world. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support for our pro bono programs. The time you have donated to help our community makes a difference in the lives of the individuals and families that we serve.

To celebrate Pro Bono Week, we are offering several live and virtual opportunities related to our pro bono initiatives. We invite you and your colleagues to join us for one or all. Find out more about these unique Pro Bono Week opportunities below.

Register Today for These Special Pro Bono Opportunities:

Friday, October 20, 2023, 8:30-10 a.m.
Rise and Rights: Breakfast Open House at NSLAC

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At NSLAC, we understand the transformative power of pro bono work. Our clients depend on the assistance of knowledgeable attorneys to navigate complex legal challenges to access justice. We invite attorneys near and far to join the NSLAC Pro Bono team for a unique opportunity to learn about the meaningful impact you can make by contributing your time and skills to cases in the areas of domestic violence law, housing law, immigration law, and POA clinics. These are often at the forefront of issues affecting our most vulnerable neighbors. Together, we can empower individuals, families, and communities, ensuring that justice is accessible to all. A light breakfast will be served. Registration is preferred. Retired attorneys are welcome.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 6-9 p.m.
Story Slam at Revolution Brewing 

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NSLAC Executive Director Susan Shulman is proud to serve as a 2023 Co-Chair of The Chicago Bar Foundation's 19th Annual Pro Bono Week, taking place October 23-27, 2023. Join CBF for their annual Story Slam at Revolution Brewing on Wednesday, October 25th, from 6-9 p.m.

Location: Revolution Brewing 2323 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Friday, October 27, 2023, 12-1 p.m.
Ethical Considerations in Pro Bono CLE

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This presentation will be live via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, October 27th, from 12-1 p.m. Pro bono Manager, Nicole Minnis, and Pro Bono Coordinator, Ian Turnipseed will be presenting on ethical quandaries that can arise in each of their pro bono practices--housing, immigration, and domestic violence--and how the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct help guide pro bono attorneys on navigating those issues.

This training will be conducted virtually over Microsoft Team. CLE credit will be provided for live and recorded attendance for Illinois licensed attorneys.

Meet the Pro Bono Team

Nicole Minnis
Pro Bono Manager


Ian Turnipseed
Pro Bono Coordinator

Nick Staus
Pro Bono Case Assistant

Pro Bono In Action