Pro Bono Network (IL)

National nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation.
Link to organization

Primary geographic focus: Illinois
Organization type(s): Bar/Pro Bono


News Story

Microsoft To Fund New Pilot Project To Improve Legal Aid

Susan Beck
April 19, 2016
Microsoft Corp. is committing $1 million to fund pilot projects for online legal portals that will direct low-income people to legal service providers.

Letter to Editor

Pro bono attorneys needed to address justice gap

Linda Rio Reichmann
Chicago Tribune
August 30, 2017
Low-income Americans received no or inadequate legal help for 86 percent of their non-criminal legal problems, including domestic violence, divorce, child support, veterans' benefits, disability access, housing conditions and health care.

News Story

Do You Qualify for An Immigration Benefit? Ask immi

Catalina Gonella
NBC News
February 3, 2017
Civil legal aid groups Immigrant Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net have created a new free online program to help people navigate the byzantine immigration process and find out whether they might qualify for visas, legal status or other immigrants benefits.

News Story

Every Immigrant Should Know About This Helpful New Online Service

Victor Verdugo
January 31, 2017
The site, which is available in both English and Spanish, allows people to complete an online interview that can then help users determine whether they qualify for a legal path to residency or a protection program.

Blog Post

Immi Helps Immigrants Determine Their Legal Status, Find Resources to Help

Patrick Allan
January 27, 2017
The tool also makes finding help from nonprofit legal experts easy.


Legal Aid With a Digital Twist

Tina Rosenberg
New York Times (NYT)
June 1, 2016
The rise of online legal forms may not be a gripping subject, but it matters. Tens of millions of Americans need legal help for civil problems — they need a divorce, child support or visitation, protection from abuse or a stay of eviction.

News Story

This Woman Created The Uber of Legal Aid

Riva Richmond
May 2, 2016
Peel is the founder of Pro Bono Network, an Oak Park, Ill., non-profit organization that provides about 40 volunteer lawyers a month to Chicago-area legal aid agencies.

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