Public Interest Law Initiative

PILI Welcomes Equal Justice Works Fellow Shelby Smith

Posted on: September 10, 2018


PILI is excited to welcome Shelby Smith, an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Deere & Company, Lane & Waterman LLP, and Riley Safer Holmes & Cancilia LLP.

Over the next two years, Shelby will be launching a new project, Legal Help Within Reach. As part of this project, Shelby is in charge of recruiting and training attorneys and law students from urban areas to volunteer at free legal clinics for low-income Illinoisans living in rural and underserved communities.

During law school, Shelby interned with the Cook County Office of the Public Guardian, the Cook County State’s Attorney, a family law firm and LAF, where she assisted in coordinating a veteran’s legal clinic on the west side of Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology at Wheaton College and her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Shelby can be reached at our Chicago office by email or at 312-832-5126.

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