The PBEye is delighted to report that the Illinois Supreme Court has approved amendments to its practice rules that remove unnecessary restrictions on limited license in-house attorneys providing pro bono legal services. As a result, more than 400 limited license in-house attorneys in the state will be free to provide pro bono legal services to needy Illinoisan individuals and organizations to the same extent as other Illinois licensed lawyers. The Illinois Supreme Court is currently preparing the filing upon which the amendment will become effective. Check back with The PBEye for more details about this cutting edge new rule.
For more information about this issue or to join the effort to change the rules in other jurisdictions, contact Corporate Pro Bono Director Eve Runyon.