Public Interest Law Initiative

Alumni Network Teams

Alumni programs

The Alumni Network Teams help drive the Alumni Network’s outreach and programming, and we are always recruiting new team members. If you would like to volunteer for a team, please contact Executive Director Michael Bergmann by email or by phone at 312-832-5129.

Program Planning Team

The Alumni Program Planning Team plans, implements, and evaluates PILI Alumni programs such as CLE trainings, panel discussions, workshops and mentoring programs.

Outreach Team

Team Leader: Jessica Schneider, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

The Alumni Outreach Team develops contact and communication between PILI and the legal community. Members of this team represent and promote PILI at local networking functions and inform law students and attorneys about PILI’s programs.

Public Service Team

Team Leader: Cristina Headley, Equip for Equality

The Public Service Team develops and implements public service projects for members of the PILI Alumni Network to undertake together, in partnership with PILI’s Participating Agencies, such as the Legal Prep Community Law Clinic.

Fundraising Team

Team Leaders: Sean Morales-Doyle, Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan Ltd and Emily Seymore, Paul Hastings

The Fundraising Team plans, coordinates, and implements all Alumni fundraising activities in support of PILI including Alumni fundraising events. Every year since 2011, PILI Alumni have raised enough money to fully fund one PILI Intern, and in 2014 Alumni began funding 2 Interns. We rely on support from individual Alumni donors, many of whom have joined PILI Giving Circles, as well as revenue from Alumni fundraising events.

If you would like to volunteer for a team, please contact Program Manager Katie Pieper by email or by phone at 312-832-5128.

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