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PILI kicks of its new fiscal year this month in high gear and we’ve got lots of exciting announcements, upcoming events and pro bono opportunities to share!
PILI will grant $333,000 to fund 64 Law Student Interns at 30 public interest law organizations across Illinois during the 2019-20 academic year and the summer of 2020. PILI’s Law Student Internship Program connects law students from across the country with public interest law agencies in Illinois and pays them for their work.
“The PILI Alumni are more than a network, it’s a community of people supporting each other.”
“I am extremely proud to be serving on this board of young professionals who all have a deep commitment and passion for being there.”
The Administrative Assistant is a full-time position responsible for providing administrative support to PILI staff and its programs.
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.
On September 11th, the Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee held a summit for members of the judiciary, law firm leaders and other pro bono stakeholders met to discuss how to increase pro bono participation at their firms.
Read all about the exciting things happening at PILI this month.
At their July 2019 meeting, the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) board elected three new members with terms to start at the beginning of FY2020 on September 1, 2019 including Kimberly Barton of JPMorgan Chase, Melissa Picciola of Legal Aid Chicago and Trisha Rich of Holland & Knight.