The week of October 23-29, 2016 has been designated National Pro Bono Celebration Week by the American Bar Association and Jenner & Block’s Chicago and Washington, DC offices are marking the week with special activities.
Jenner & Block Partner Andrew W. Vail is co-chair of the weeklong Chicago Bar Association/Chicago Bar Foundation’s 12th annual citywide observance that will include many educational and social events.
Among these, on Monday, October 24, the firm’s Managing Partner Terrence J. Truax will participate in a panel discussion titled “Breaking Poverty Barriers to Equal Justice.” The program, which will include a multimedia presentation, will be moderated by Illinois Appellate Court Judge Maureen Connors.
On Tuesday, October 25, Jenner & Block will host a “Breakfast With Judges.” Members of the judiciary, both state and federal, will lead conversations about pro bono in the Chicago area at small roundtable discussions that will allow attendees the opportunity to participate.
The firm’s DC office will participate in the DC Bar Foundation’s eighth annual “Go Casual for Justice” during Pro Bono Week. Funds raised through this initiative provide critical resources to DC's civil legal aid network and the Foundation's Loan Repayment Assistance Program benefitting the District’s legal aid providers. For more information about the fundraiser, please click here.