Public Interest Law Initiative

Introducing New Alumni Network Leadership

Posted on: September 18, 2017


At the start of the new fiscal year on September 1st, PILI welcomed new leadership at the Alumni Network Leadership Council.

The new Alumni Council Chair is Charles Golbert. Charles is the Cook County Deputy Public Guardian in charge of the Adult Guardianship Division. The Chair presides over the Leadership Council, advocates for the Leadership Council’s mission, and works with Leadership Council members to plan and execute programs and events for Alumni.


The new Alumni Council Chair-Elect is Emily Seymore. Emily is an associate in the Litigation Department at Paul Hastings LLP. The Chair-Elect also helps to plan and execute programs as well as presides over meetings in the Chair’s absence. Emily will also serve as the Alumni Council Liaison to PILI’s Board of Directors and attends the bi-monthly board meetings as a non-voting member and facilitates communication between the Alumni and PILI’s Board of Directors.

The new Alumni Council Vice Chair is Jessica Schneider. Jessica is a staff attorney at the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. The Vice Chair helps to plan and execute programs as well as presides over meetings in the Chair’s and Chair-Elects absence. Jessica will also serve as the Alumni Council Liaison to the Internship, Fellowship & Alumni Programs Committee of the Board and will attend meetings as a non-voting member of the Committee.

Special thanks to Jordan Heinz of Kirkland & Ellis, the Immediate Past Chair, for his service and leadership over the past year as Chair and for many years as an Alumni Council member.

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