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The CBA Municipal Court Pro Bono Panel is intended to provide pro bono representation to low-income litigants in Municipal Court, particularly in those cases where a jury demand has been filed.

 
CBA Municipal Court Pro Bono Panel Project Partners  

Overview of Municipal Court Pro Bono Panel
Explains the Municipal Court Pro Bono Panel. The goals, partners, case referral process, and case length of this program are described in detail.

Training Manual and Helpful Guides
In this section, you will find the Municipal Court Pro Bono Panel Manual, which provides a step-by-step explanation from case acceptance to trial, as well as additional material to help navigate mandatory arbitration and municipal court.

Sample Pleadings and Standing Orders
In this section, you will find relevant standing orders, routine motions, sample pleadings, and a sample discovery packet.

Municipal Court Pro Bono Panel Program video
From client communications to proving or defending your case, this training has the answers to pro bono case preparation questions.

Soft Tissue Superstars video
From discovery responses to depositions to gearing up for trial, Soft Tissue Superstars has the answers to your trial preparation questions.

Frequently Asked Questions
A place where pro bono attorneys can share their questions and experiences with each other to create more efficient representation.

The Circuit Court of Cook County, The Chicago Bar Association, CARPLS, the Chicago Legal Clinic, The Chicago Bar Foundation, and four law firms collaborated to develop this pilot program.

If you are a volunteer with questions about the program, please contact CBA Liaison Megan McClung.

If you have other questions, please contact Kelly Tautges, Director of Pro Bono at The Chicago Bar Foundation.
 

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