August 03, 2012

Jenner & Block Partner Gregory M. Boyle moderated a CLE panel titled “Pro Se, But Not Alone: Promoting Access to Justice with Court/Public Interest/Private Practice Pro Bono Partnerships,” as part of the Section of Litigation ABA Annual Meeting on August 3 in Chicago, IL.  The panel discussed how, for pro se litigants, procedural and substantive intricacies can prevent access to the system from translating into access to justice, and how alternatively, pro bono partnerships between courts and public and private practitioners can help the pro se navigate unfamiliar terrain—while offering relief to overburdened courts, as well as training young lawyers.

Mr. Boyle represents corporations, law firms, lawyers, and other individuals in complex civil and criminal matters in trial and appellate courts across the country, as well as in arbitrations and grand jury and regulatory investigations.  He has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in Professional Liability Defense litigation.  Mr. Boyle serves local and national bar associations in multiple capacities, including as an editor of PP&D, the newsletter of the ABA’s Pretrial Practice & Discovery Committee, and a member of the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Young Professionals Board.  He has an active pro bono practice, in which he has represented individuals seeking asylum and criminal defendants in state trial courts and in state and federal habeas proceedings.  Mr. Boyle is leading Jenner & Block’s participation in a Cook County Circuit Court Municipal Court Pro Bono Pilot Program that began in 2011.

Please click here to view the Section of Litigation ABA Annual Meeting Onsite Guide.