National Pro Bono Week

The week of October 22-28 is National Pro Bono Week. When people think of attorneys, they probably don’t think of pro bono work, but a pro bono ethic is built right into the fabric of the legal profession. The phrase, “pro bono” is actually short for, “pro bono publico” meaning “for the public good.” In…

Drendel & Jansons to Receive Pro Bono Service Award from State Bar Association

The Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services has selected Drendel & Jansons to receive the 2015-2016 John C. McAndrews Pro Bono Service Award in the outstanding Law Firm/Corporate Law Department/Small Firm/Organization category. The award is given out to one local bar association, one individual attorney and one or two law firms in…

National Pro Bono Week

Today marks the beginning of National Pro Bono Week for 2014. “Pro bono publico” means for the public good and is usually shortened to “pro bono” (Wikipedia), which is often interpreted to mean “for free”. The term, “pro bono” has specific application to attorneys, and for good reason. While many people volunteer their time for…