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Chief Justice to speak at Bar Assocation lunch

Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 3:27 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 11:35 p.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride will deliver the keynote speech at the McHenry County Bar Association and Prairie State Legal Services Pro Bono award ceremony.

The annual event recognizes significant contributions in the past year by lawyers and law firms representing indigent clients on a pro bono basis.

Awards and Kilbride’s speech, called “Access to Justice, a Work in Progress,” will be presented at MCBA’s general meeting and luncheon at noon May 28 at the Bull Valley Golf Club, 1311 Club Road, Woodstock.

The Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Project is designed to ease entry to the court system by those people who cannot afford an attorney and cannot qualify for legal aid.

Tickets to the luncheon are $17 for MCBA members and $20 for nonmembers. To make a reservation, call the MCBA office at 815-338-9559 or email

Based in McHenry, Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services for low-income people, or those older than 60 who have serious legal problems.

The McHenry County Bar Association is a professional organization for area judges, attorneys, paralegals and law school students.

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