Awards and Notables

PBN is recognized as a Pro Bono Leader!

February 07, 2020

The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service recognized PBN's service through Free Legal Answers in which PBN attorneys provide needed online legal advice to low-income Illinois residents. 

PBN Receives Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

April 26, 2019

PBN has received a $2,500 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman.  This grant will support PBN in attorney recruitment. 

Sr. Mary Ellen Lacy Joins PBN

April 09, 2019

Mary Ellen will serve as the DuPage Program Coordinator and a regular support attorney for several of our Cook County programs.  

2019 Hummingbird Award Winner

February 07, 2019

Congratulations to Jennifer Wu!  We honor her for her excellent work as the manager for our Social Security project, as well as other tasks.  We cherish our volunteers. 

Volunteer Sara Ghadiri Honored

January 25, 2019

PBN Volunteer attorney Sara Ghadiri is awarded Volunteer of the Year by the Legal Aid Foundation for her participation in the Orders of Protection Litigation Project. 

PBN is a Pro Bono Leader

January 22, 2019

Pro Bono Network has been recognized by the American Bar Association's Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service as "ABA Free Legal Answers 2018 Pro Bono Leader."

PBN DuPage Bar Foundation Grant Recipient

December 13, 2018

Thank you to the DuPage Bar Foundation for supporting PBN’s expansion effort to help those in need of legal assistance in DuPage County.

NextGen Leaders in Philanthropy Capacity Building Grant

October 25, 2018

Thank you NextGen Leaders for helping Pro Bono Network build capacity. We are honored to be grant recipients. 

PBN Recognizes DuPage Volunteers

October 25, 2018

Pro Bono Week is never complete without us recognizing some of our amazing DuPage-area volunteers at Giving DuPage's Volapalooza.


Thank you Susan Danial, Julie Renehan, Eyleen Hawkins, Marisa Mancini, Renu Thamman, Kristen Lukezich Ritter, and Trevor Orsinger for all that you do to provide those in need with access to an attorney!

PBN Wins Second OPRF Community Foundation Grant

October 18, 2018

PBN celebrated Thanksgiving in October with the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation. We are honored and grateful to be a Community Grant recipient. Thank you for partnering with us to transform the lives of many. 

DuPage Bar Foundation Recognizes PBN as a 2017 Grant Recipient

November 07, 2017

Thank you DuPage Bar Foundation Board for awarding Pro Bono Network with a grant to help grow our services in DuPage County!

PBN Attends Volapalooza 2017

October 26, 2017

It is such an honor to shower some of our amazing DuPage Volunteer Attorneys with love. Each of these lawyers is giving their time to help those in need and are essential in bridging the justice gap! Thank you! 

PBN Receives Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation Grant

October 19, 2017

The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation awarded PBN a Community Grant. Thank you for helping create more access to justice. 


It was nice to see our friends from Sarah's Inn, Oak Park Art League, Center for Disability and Elder Law.

PBN Attends the DuPage Human Race Check Breakfast

June 06, 2017

PBN attended the DuPage Human Race Check Breakfast, one of 71 different nonprofits that participated.

PBN Recipient of Rotary Club Service Award

May 17, 2017

PBN's Orders of Protection Litigation Project is honored to be the recipient of The Rotary Club of Oak Park River Forest's Community Service Award. A special thank you to our Rotary Club sponsor Ruth McClaren, and PBN volunteer Joanna Olian Skubish for making this happen!

2017 PBN Appreciation Award Winner

March 11, 2017

PBN gave its 2017 Appreciation Award to the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation, expressed our deep appreciation for OPRFCF's outstanding commitment and dedication over the past six years.

Feeling the Love at LAF's Volunteer Recognition Event

February 14, 2017

LAF Chicago recognizes five PBN volunteer attorneys as 2017 Volunteers of the Year: Julie Renehan & Maciej Sokolowski, Divorce Litigation project; Ryan McCready, Order of Protection Litigation; Cheryl Lipton and  Ruth Masters, Voucher Preservation Project.  

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Press

Low-income Americans receive no or inadequate legal help for 86% of their non-criminal legal problems.

DCBA Brief: The Journal of The DuPage County Bar Association

Insights on barriers lead to solutions for expanding legal services to those in need

PBN works to combat the shortage of legal aid attorneys. 

Hinsdale Magazine

Board member and volunteer discusses what her work with PBN means to her.

PBN Advisory Board's Annie Geharty Helms ensures lawyer's give back to the community.

Hinsdale Living Magazine

Linda Rio's first 100 days as Executive Director.

Correction: PBN has provided more than 12,000 hours of free legal aid since it was formed in 2011, and over 3,000 hours in 2016.

Board member Shama runs for PBN in the DuPage Human Race with her family for her immigration clients.

American Bar Association Journal

The ABA's Division for Legal Services discuss all things PBN with Heena.

So proud of Donna Peel as she returns to her antitrust roots with Kirkland & Ellis.

The ABA calls us "Pro Bono with No Strings".

PBN is Called the Uber of Legal Aid

Comcast Newsmakers

Paul Lisnek does a great interview about Pro Bono Network with our Director of Programming Sheila Pont.  

At minute 20, PBN directors put up their dukes on Legal Face-Off on WGN Radio with Rich Lenkov & Jason Whiteside.

Heena Musabji shares the story of how PBN started. 

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