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Give to PILI This Summer

Posted on: July 22, 2020

In December, we announced that our theme for 2020 would be “Defining Justice.” Little did we know what this year would have in store for all of us, and how much the notion of justice would be both emphasized and challenged.

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New Appellate Pro Bono Opportunity Coming this Fall

Posted on: June 26, 2020

Illinois Free Legal Answers for Civil Appeals will be the first-ever virtual legal advice clinic for civil appeals in Illinois and will allow self-represented litigants to submit questions about their appeal through the Illinois Free Legal Answers platform (a project of the American Bar Association).

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The Work of Defining Justice Continues

Posted on: June 22, 2020

In December 2019, we launched our theme for the year, “Defining Justice.” We emphasized this theme throughout our virtual Annual Pro Bono Reception. But the work of defining justice is far from over.

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Annual Pro Bono Reception Wraps Up

Posted on: June 19, 2020

The final day of PILI’s virtual Annual Pro Bono Reception is today!  As we said when we announced we were holding this event virtually, even in these challenging times, there is much to celebrate in terms of the life-changing pro bono work being performed across Illinois. We hope you agree that it has been a […]

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Statement from Board President and Executive Director of PILI

Posted on: June 3, 2020

Racism in America is real. It is systemic. It is pervasive. Like George Floyd, too many people of color have paid dearly for the racism that we as a nation have failed to address throughout our history. We stand with all of those who fight every day to end racism in all of its forms. […]

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PILI Welcomes Jessica Schneider as New Managing Attorney

Posted on: June 2, 2020

Jessica is responsible for helping to expand and enhance pro bono legal assistance across Illinois by overseeing the work of PILI’s Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees, Illinois Free Legal Answers, and PILI’s participation in the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN).

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