CELEBRATING 10 YEARS
Announcing a new logo that honors our mission and
symbolizes our unwavering commitment.
Pro Bono Network (PBN) is excited to announce that, after ten years, we are introducing a new logo, which you’ll see on our website, social media, and other materials. The updated logo features a hummingbird, a symbol of hope we have invoked over the years in honor of our mission to expand access to legal aid, and in celebration of our volunteers’ contributions. Centering this symbol communicates our unwavering dedication and commitment to making a positive impact.
Be a Hummingbird
PBN has long been inspired by the story of the hummingbird, as told by Wangari Maathai. Our work embodies the tiny bird’s determination to fight a forest fire that has left other animals overwhelmed, paralyzed, and doubtful of its ability to make a difference. Unruffled by their skepticism, the hummingbird does the best it can, even if small compared with what other animals might (but don’t) do. By acting, the hummingbird achieves a great impact.
From modest beginnings a decade ago, PBN resolved to make a significant, positive impact in the lives of clients by leveraging and supporting the meaningful engagement of volunteers, and we have done just that. Over the past ten years, PBN has recruited and supported 400 volunteer attorneys who have contributed 25,000 volunteer hours—$6.25M in free legal services—to help 4,500 clients. Our updated logo expresses our continued, unwavering commitment to, as Maathai says, “be a hummingbird.”
The new logo also brings forward a trio of key themes underpinning our work—justice, service, and impact—and reinforces their importance through segmenting the hummingbird image into three parts.
We are proud of PBN’s accomplishments during our first ten years and excited to continue making a difference in the lives of our clients and volunteers. We believe our new logo better represents who we are and offers a fresh look. We hope you think so too.
NEED AN ATTORNEY?
We are unable to respond to individual requests for legal assistance. There are many agencies who can help you find the resources you need.
Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS)
CARPLS is a legal resource triage system for Cook County. Their hotline is staffed by attorneys who can assist you or direct you to another agency that best suits your needs.
Illinois Legal Aid Online
This statewide site offers you information about your legal rights and responsibilities, referrals to free and low cost legal aid offices, and forms and instructions for representing yourself.