PILI Receives Eviction Response Grant

PILI receives Eviction Response Grant from Illinois Equal Justice Foundation and Illinois Department of Human Services.

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Virtual Pro Bono: Highlights from the 2021 Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable

On March 10th, representatives from Illinois in-house corporate legal departments met online for PILI’s Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable. This year, the group discussed promoting pro bono in a virtual world.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Diana Arroyo, 2020 Intern

“I think in law school, because of all the work and stress, it’s easy to lose focus of why we chose this career but engaging in direct client representation through public interest work has allowed me to remember why I came to law school—to make justice accessible to everyone.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Ruben Bautista, 2020 Intern

“As a PILI Intern, I have been able to join a cohort of so many great friends that are passionate about using the legal tools we have gain during law school to provide representation to communities that have limited access to legal representation.”

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

Happy International Women’s Day! Women have been a huge part of the legal profession, but they haven’t always been welcome. Additionally, many of the rights women in the United States have today had to be fought for in the courtroom. We listed some of the key historical women and cases here. Read more about women […]

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Introducing Spring 2021 PILI Interns

PILI is excited to introduce eight spring Law Student Interns who are working 200 hours during the semester at legal service agencies in Chicago. Olivia Alden Olivia is a 3L at Loyola University Chicago Law  and an Intern at MALDEF. “I went to college with the goal of helping women and girls and knew that […]

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February 2021 PILI Post: We’re Hiring & Other News

See what we’ve been up to in this month’s newsletter.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from PILI Alumni

Happy Valentine’s Day! We spoke with one of our PILI Alumni Couples, Sarah Schultes and Ndjuoh MehChu, about their experience as PILIs and how their commitment to service plays a role in their relationships. Sarah was a PILI Intern at the Legal Council for Health Justice in 2013 and a PILI Fellow at the Chicago […]

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PILI Launches Illinois Pro Bono Research Alliance

Have you ever hesitated in accepting a pro bono matter that you believe would require significant research in order for you to help? Perhaps it is an area of law that you do not regularly practice, or the case includes a complex legal issue, or you’re just short on time. The Public Interest Law Initiative […]

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