PILI “Ask-A-Lawyer” Help Desk Open House – May 9, 2019

The Public Interest Law Initiative’s (PILI) Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee has asked for our help and support of an “Ask-A-Lawyer” help desk at the Champaign County Courthouse, where private attorneys can donate half an hour of their time to help self-represented litigants. As part of our mission of promoting public service, we encourage members to learn more about this program at their “Open House” event, which will be held Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Jury Assembly Room of the Courthouse.

CCBA is in the process of becoming a sponsoring bar association for the Illinois Supreme Court’s Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program. According to their website, “the Program provides a structured yet flexible way for experienced lawyers to provide professional guidance and share practical knowledge and skills with a new lawyer.” The idea is that you have mentees with less than 5 years of post-bar exam experience and you team them up with someone who knows the ropes.

“Participants earn six hours of Professional Responsibility CLE credit toward Illinois MCLE requirements, which includes one hour of diversity and inclusion CLE and one hour of mental health and substance abuse CLE.”