Happy Valentine’s Day! We spoke with one of our PILI Alumni Couples, John and Jami Gekas, about their experience as PILIs and how their commitment to service plays a role in their relationships. Jami was a PILI Fellow at Legal Aid Chicago in 2001 and is now a partner at Foley & Lardner. John was […]
Thank you to attorneys from Chapman and Cutler who volunteered at PILI’s Legal Prep Community Law Clinic in February! Two volunteers assisted four clients with legal needs including decedent estates, contracts and defamation defense.
“Since my Internship has ended, I am more eager than ever to work hard to help clients achieve the best possible representation.”
“I will ensure that pro bono is not an afterthought, but rather, a consistent component of my practice.”
Four attorneys assisted three clients with legal problems including guardianship, eviction and other landlord/tenant issues.
PILI often is asked to pass along job postings in both the private and public sectors that might be of interest to our former Interns and Fellows from employers looking for candidates with a commitment to service.
Thank you to attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione who volunteered at PILI’s Legal Prep Community Law Clinic in October! Attorneys volunteered to assist clients with legal issues including adoption, probate, guardianship and family law.
“The PILI Alumni are more than a network, it’s a community of people supporting each other.”
Thank you to attorneys from Reed Smith LLP who volunteered at PILI’s Legal Prep Community Law Clinic in September! They spent the evening assisting low-income clients with legal issues including minor guardianship, landlord-tenant dispute and decedent’s estate.
Equal Justice Works recently announced the 2019 Fellows and we were excited to learn that eight PILI Alumni are part of the class! The Equal Justice Works Fellowship is a program that funds public interest attorneys for two years while they work on a specific project at a host agency.