Resources for Attorneys: Pro Bono Rules


In-House Counsel

  • Rule 716 allows in-house attorneys with limited admission status in Illinois to provide pro bono services without registering with the ARDC or partnering with an approved legal aid or pro bono organization.

Out-of-State Attorneys

Inactive and Retired Attorneys


For more pro bono resources, please visit the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) website or read their guide to Pro Bono Opportunities and Resources for Retired and Inactive Attorneys, Out of State Licensed Attorneys, House Counsel Status Attorneys, Government Attorneys, and Paralegals.

For information on pro bono opportunities in the Chicago metro area, please see the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Guide to Volunteer Opportunities for Attorneys in the Chicago Area.

For information on pro bono opportunities outside of the Chicago metro area, please visit Illinois Legal Aid Online’s Volunteer Opportunities.





Contact Details

Jill Roberts, Self-Represented Litigant Services Specialist
312-793-2305 (phone)
312-793-0740 (fax)

Danielle Hirsch, Assistant Director, Civil Justice Division 
312-793-2014 (phone)
312-793-0740 (fax)