Seeking Volunteer Attorneys for New Appellate Pro Bono Opportunity

Self-represented litigants in the Illinois Appellate Court face many unique challenges without adequate resources to help them through the appeals process. A new pro bono opportunity, Illinois Free Legal Answers for Civil Appeals, is now providing them with more legal assistance. Illinois Free Legal Answers for Civil Appeals was developed in partnership with the Administrative […]

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Introducing New Board of Directors Leadership and Members for FY2021

PILI’s Board of Directors elected John Bourke for a two-year term as Board President beginning on September 1, 2020.

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Introducing New Alumni Council and YPB Leadership

On September 1, 2020 PILI started a new fiscal year and welcomed new officers for two of our leadership bodies.

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Celebrate Pro Bono Week with PILI

The national celebration of Pro Bono Week is intended to inspire even greater pro bono participation by lawyers across the county. PILI hosts multiple events each year as part of the celebration.

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Pro Bono in a Crisis: Highlights from the 2020 Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable

On September 15th, law firm pro bono leaders met remotely for the Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable. This year, the group discussed the impact of pro bono in a crisis. Exploring PILI’s Illinois Free Legal Answers Program To start out, Jessica Schneider, PILI’s Managing Attorney, talked about Illinois Free Legal Answers. She explained how this […]

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Virtual Arcade for Legal Aid a Great Success

On August 25th, PILI’s Young Professionals Board hosted its Arcade for Legal Aid fundraiser. Originally planned for April, the event had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but thanks to the creativity and hard work of our YPB, the event was reimagined as a virtual gathering.

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August PILI Post: Inspired by the Response

We didn’t know wide range of challenges we would soon face as a nation or the even greater difficulties those in need would face. But while this year has been totally unpredictable, the response itself has not been.

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Guest Post: Partnering to Help Those in Need During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Students were surprised by how emotional clients were during our calls or the text of the PILI questions. Multiple students commented on how hearing these stories helped put into perspective their loss of internships and other changes in law school plans.

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New Appellate Pro Bono Opportunity Coming this Fall

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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