Increasing Impact Through Diversity: The Importance of a Diverse Pro Bono Volunteer Pool (07/21/22)
During this fully virtual session participants will learn about the importance of diverse representation in advancing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. The session is designed to encourage attorneys from diverse backgrounds to volunteer for pro bono work and to share related opportunities. The session will also cover steps to getting started with meaningful pro bono work, including with Pro Bono Network and other agencies. There will be time for questions and answers. The Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Foundation, the Illinois State Bar Association and Pro Bono Network will co-sponsor the session.
Elizabeth Mellman, Law Office of Elizabeth Mellman and a Pro Bono Network volunteer
Kernisha Padilla, Latham & Watkins LLP and a member of The Chicago Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section
Melissa Picciola, Legal Aid Chicago
Sheila Pont, Pro Bono Network
Brittany Shaw, ArchCity Defenders and a Pro Bono Network volunteer
Michael Stone, Center for Disability and Elder Law
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