PILI is Hiring an Administrative Coordinator

PILI is hiring an Administrative Coordinator, which is a full-time position responsible for providing administrative support to PILI staff and its programs. This position works collaboratively with all staff but reports to the Executive Director. This is a perfect position for a self-starting individual who possesses a positive attitude, has a high attention to detail, […]

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PILI Launches Two New Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees

PILI launched two new Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees in the Second and Twenty-Third Judicial Circuits in September.

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PILI Welcomes Six New Board Members

PILI welcomes several new board members with the start of its new fiscal year in September 2021.

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Alexandra Sossa, Bilingual Executive Director of the Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP)

In celebration of Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month, PILI interviewed Alexandra Sossa, the Bilingual Executive Director of the Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) in Chicago. FLAP works statewide to improve working conditions and opportunities for very low income workers in numerous industries including farm, landscape and hospitality, regardless of immigration status. FLAP has played a […]

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Pro Bono, Justice and Wellness: Highlights from the 2021 Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable

On September 22nd, law firm pro bono leaders met remotely for the Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable.

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Illinois’ First Appellate-Specific Help Desk Celebrates First Anniversary

In September 2020, the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) expanded Illinois Free Legal Answers to include Illinois This program is the only appellate-specific help desk in Illinois to assist self-represented litigants (SRLs) with their civil appeal. It is also the first of its kind in the nation.

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PILI Welcomes New Staff Members

This week, we welcomed two new staff members to the PILI team, Hannah Miller as the Development & Communications Associate and Brian Russo as the Paralegal and Intake Specialist. You can read more about them below.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: David Scriven-Young, 2003 PILI Fellow

Every time I attend a PILI meeting, I am inspired by my colleagues and am reminded of my own commitment to do pro bono work. Second, PILI meetings and events are fun — great people and interesting conversations.

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