Pro Bono Spotlight: Brett Walker

Pro bono cases give Brett the opportunity to get hands-on experience in court and to interact closely with clients who often don’t have many options. “That means so much to me,” says Brett. “I strongly believe that all attorneys have a duty and an obligation to give back through pro bono work.”

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Janet Goelz Hoffman

“Janet’s expertise, patience and kindness has helped make a potentially overwhelming process manageable, and most importantly, it allows NAMI affiliates to provide quality and efficient services and achieve the mission of supporting, educating and advocating for all those affected by mental health conditions.”

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Voting Rights Advocates Testify Before Illinois House Committee for Strong & Timely AVR Implementation

AVR was enacted in 2017 in Illinois, with unanimous bipartisan support in the House and Senate. Yet it appears that Illinois will not meet the July 1, 2018 deadline written in the law for establishing opt-out voter registration at Driver Services facilities, the cornerstone of AVR and the tool that would actually make registration “automatic”.

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