The Northern Illinois University College of Law will be hosting an exciting program about the importance of “giving back” (volunteer pro bono service).
A panel discussion will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the Riley Courtroom at the NIU College of Law.
Keynote speaker Jonathan K. Baum, a prominent attorney who was the first director of pro bono programs at a major Chicago law firm, will be joined by a panel including:
- Attorney Joseph A. Dailing, consultant, Illinois Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission;
- Attorney Ruth Barnes (’09), “World Relief” DuPage/Aurora, Immigrant Legal Services; and
- Erin Novak (3L), co-coordinator, Hope Legal Clinic at Hesed House Homeless Shelter in Aurora, Ill.
These dedicated attorneys, all of whom have significant experience with integrating pro bono legal services into their lives and practices, will discuss their professional work and experience; how and why they integrated pro bono service into their professional lives; and their thoughts and insights about their practice and how pro bono service might improve opportunities for professional success and personal fulfillment.
A reception will be held immediately following the program, which is free and open to the public.
For more information, call (815) 753-9655 or email [email protected].