Public Interest Law Initiative

PILI Announces Elizabeth R. Boe as New Managing Attorney

Posted on: July 15, 2019

We are excited to announce Elizabeth R. Boe as our new Managing Attorney. Elizabeth will be responsible for helping to expand and enhance pro bono legal assistance across the state by overseeing the activity of PILI’s Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees and Illinois Free Legal Answers as well as PILI’s participation in the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN).

“Having collaborated with Elizabeth previously on some of our work with law students, I am thrilled to welcome her as part of the PILI team,” said Michael G. Bergmann, PILI’s Executive Director. “It is clear that Elizabeth has a passion for increasing service in the legal profession and we look forward to her bringing that passion to our Pro Bono Program.”

Elizabeth has worked at DePaul University College of Law since 2011, first as the Assistant Director of Public Interest Law in Law Career Services and then as the Director of Externships and the Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative. In her most recent role, she planned, managed and supervised students in various pro bono and volunteer opportunities, maintained partner relationships with local legal aid agencies, and planned pro bono programming and other events celebrating pro bono. She has also provided nonprofit consulting services. During law school, Elizabeth interned at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, and in Law Career Services. Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations with a minor in Religious Studies from Beloit College and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University with a certificate in International and Comparative Law. Additionally, Elizabeth regularly volunteers as an Attorney Supervisor with the Neighborhood Legal Assistance Project, which is DePaul’s weekly pro bono help desk, and as a Hotline Attorney with CARPLS. She is also on the Development Council of the Anti-Cruelty Society.

Elizabeth will be located in Chicago and has experience around the state, having grown up visiting family in Ottawa, Illinois where her grandfather and uncle both practiced law. Elizabeth feels especially connected to her work with IL-AFLAN since her father is a veteran and her brother is currently on active duty.

“I am excited to join the dedicated and passionate team at PILI,” said Elizabeth. “I am looking forward to working with all of PILI’s programming and partners throughout the state to advance access to justice through legal service.”

PILI is excited to welcome Elizabeth as part of the team as of July 15th. She can be reached by email or by phone at 312-832-5125.

Learn more about PILI »

Meet the rest of PILI’s staff »

Stay Connected. Sign Up For Our Newsletter: