With PILI’s assistance and leadership, we have made strides in meeting the needs of those who would not otherwise have a voice in the legal system.
“We at PILI are committed to our mission to cultivate a lifelong commitment to public interest law and pro bono service within the Illinois legal community. We would love for you to be a part of that journey”.
This is a guest post from outgoing PILI Board of Directors President, Brad Lane. Brad is an intellectual property litigator and shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione.
Illinois is home to somewhere near 1 million veterans, active duty service members, members of the national guard, and spouses and dependents of the same. Illinois is also home to the most comprehensive statewide network of civil legal service providers dedicated to assisting that population in the country.
“Being a member of the YPB has both given me an even greater insight into the incredible importance of legal aid, and highlighted the other opportunities available for non-public-interest lawyers to support the tireless work being done by public interest lawyers across the state.”
People with disabilities are more likely to experience sexual violence than people without disabilities. In a recent special series, NPR called sexual assault of people with intellectual disabilities an “epidemic no one talks about.”
This is a guest post from Michael Bergmann, PILI’s Executive Director, who reflects back on PILI’s 40 years of service in the legal community.
In working to give back to an organization that supported me and does so much to support the public interest legal community, I find that PILI continues to provide me unique opportunities to engage and connect.
This is a guest post from Scott Vogelmeier, a Senior Compliance Analyst at State Farm Bank in Bloomington and a member of the Eleventh Circuit Pro Bono Committee.
A guest post from Charles P. Golbert, the Chair of our Alumni Network Leadership Council.