At its recent 50th Anniversary celebration in Champaign, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid presented PILI’s Executive Director with its the Russell K. Scott Equal Justice Award for his outstanding leadership in promoting and supporting legal aid and expanding and improving access to justice for low-income people.
Nearly 200,000 civil legal questions have been submitted across the country to the Free Legal Answers website since its launch in 2016. In Illinois, Free Legal Answers is managed by PILI, the Public Interest Law Initiative and is a leader in the number of volunteers registered (918) and questions answered (10,792).
February was another busy month for PILI! This is a summary of all things PILI and pro bono that happened in February 2022.