As part of my employment with the Illinois Appellate Court, I'm not allowed to represent clients in any matters. But between November 1, 2012, when I was sworn in, and February, when I started with the court, I handled one pro bono divorce case out of Ford County.
Legendary war story, I know.
At the Champaign County Bar Association Law Day Banquet on May 1, Bruno Law Offices accepted the Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award from Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance.
Congrats to my brother, Tony, and my dad, Tom, who did all the heavy lifting.
That's me on the left. I didn't get the huge smile memo, but I was happy.