Public Interest Law Initiative

Resources for Agencies

PILI Programs & Services

PILI Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows

Each year, PILI places Law Student Interns during the summer and school year and new law school Graduate Fellows during the summer after graduation at affiliated legal aid and public interest law organizations in Chicago. Contact PILI Executive Director Michael Bergmann by e-mail or at 312-832-5129 for more information.


PILI Events for Agencies

PILI organizes the following annual programs and events for the public interest law community.

  • Annual Pro Bono Reception

    June 21st, 2017 – 5:30 pm, at The Ivy Room at Tree Studios
    PILI's Annual Pro Bono Reception celebrates the inspiring and life-changing pro bono work being done in Illinois through effective pro bono programs, innovative partnerships, and the unwavering dedication of individual attorneys and legal professionals. This event also supports the work of PILI's Pro Bono Initiative Program.

PILI Publications

PILI Newsletters, Spotlights and News Archives

PILI issues monthly e-communications, alternating between a newsletter with the latest news and upcoming events and one that spotlights PILI Alumni, outstanding pro bono programs, and members of PILI’s Board of Directors.  You can find the latest news, past newsletter and spotlights and register to receive our e-communications by following the above link.

Directory of Pro Bono Contacts at Illinois Law Firms and Corporations

PILI has compiled a directory of the pro bono contacts at Illinois law firms and corporations. This directory is available, upon request, to PILI’s Participating Agencies only. Contact PILI PILI’s Executive Director Michael Bergmann by email or by phone at 312-832-5129 for more information.

Pro Bono for Retired and Inactive Attorneys, Attorneys Licensed in Another State, Government Attorneys, House Counsel Status Attorneys and Paralegals

PILI recently created this brochure that provides details to a variety of potential pro bono volunteers about how they can lend their skills and commitment to legal aid programs. The above link will allow you to open the brochure as a pdf, which you can also download.


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