Ropes & Gray to Celebrate Pro Bono Week with Panel and Networking Reception

On Oct. 23, Ropes & Gray’s Chicago office will host a panel, presented by the Chicago Bar Foundation and the Chicago Bar Association, titled “Community Development Through Pro Bono” to kick off the CBF/CBA’s 13th annual Pro Bono Week, which runs from Oct. 23 – 27. Pro Bono Week is an annual celebration that recognizes the impact pro bono service makes in providing access to justice to the community’s disadvantaged, celebrates lawyers and non-lawyers who volunteer to enhance communities, and helps connect legal professionals to pro bono opportunities. The week is also celebrated by the American Bar Association nationwide; this year marks the ABA’s 8th annual nationwide pro bono celebration.

CBA members, non-members, the legal community, small business owners and entrepreneurs will all find the CBF/CBA panel of interest; here is some additional information about the event:

Community Development Through Pro Bono

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

Agenda: 3– 5 pm, followed by a reception

Cost: Complimentary

Location: Ropes & Gray

191 North Upper Wacker Drive

Pro bono does more than help individuals—it also helps communities. Small businesses, creative professionals and entrepreneurs are vital parts of every community, but they can face legal challenges when launching a business, protecting a creative work, or navigating rules and regulations. Learn how to use your transactional skills to strengthen communities and empower individuals and businesses through pro bono. Two hours of PR CLE credit, subject to approval.”

Register for this complimentary event or contact Angela Inzano at 312-554-4952 or if you have questions.

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