All work and no play makes for gloomy lawyers. We need fun in our lives and pro bono is a great place to discover the joy of being a lawyer. CVLS takes care of its volunteers by hosting events where they can relax, hang out, run, eat and drink. Oh, yeah, and be honored for their wonderful work.

From Race Judicata®, the legal community’s lakefront 5K race/walk to Vino + Van Gogh, from our Annual Award Ceremony, Law & Disorder, to our Holiday Open House, we promise to provide enough play to keep you from being dull.


Interested in promoting your brand and supporting our mission of providing equal access to justice? Click here for information on sponsoring any one of our yearly events.

Do you already know which event(s) you want to sponsor? No problem! Click here to get the ball rolling.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminars

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services is pleased to offer seminars that provide CLE credit to Illinois attorneys for absolutely no charge. While only CVLS volunteers may attend lunchtime seminars at our downtown office, we welcome all attorneys to watch our online seminars.

Race Judicata®

A lakefront race with great music, delicious food and drinks, picturesque scenery and over 5,000 of Chicago’s most active and affluent judges, lawyers, paralegals and other professionals.

Vino + Van Gogh

Join CVLS' Junior Board at the 11th annual Vino + Van Gogh. This fantastic fundraising event is the perfect opportunity to socialize with old friends or make new ones while enjoying wine, food and a little culture.

Law & Disorder

Laugh along with us as we celebrate the spirit of pro bono and the volunteers that make it possible at our annual Law & Disorder fundraiser and award ceremony.