(705 ILCS 95/20)
The Council shall study the effectiveness of the pilot programs implemented under this Act and submit a report to the Supreme Court, Governor, and General Assembly by June 1, 2021. The report shall include the number of people served by the veteran and active military legal hotline and pro bono program and data on how the pilot programs expanded access to justice and the impact on government programs and community resources. This report shall describe the benefits of providing legal assistance to those who were previously unrepresented, both for the clients, the military and veteran service organizations, and civil legal aid programs, and shall describe strategies and recommendations for maximizing the benefit of that representation in the future. The report shall include an assessment of the continuing unmet needs and, if available, data regarding those unmet needs.
(Source: P.A. 98-351, eff. 8-15-13; 99-281, eff. 8-5-15.)