Joe also maintains an active pro bono practice and has been recognized both by the firm and by outside organizations for his work on improving access to justice and reducing procedural barriers for low-income and indigent individuals. Joe sits on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Appleseed Center for Fair Courts. Some of his recent pro bono representations involved improving criminal justice data sharing in Cook County, ensuring indigent criminal defendants were not forced to choose between receiving appointed counsel and posting bail, and preventing procedural abuses of low-income and pro se litigants in eviction court.