PILI would like to extend a formal congratulations to the eight law students upon their competition of the 2021 Fall Internship. As the Fall session wraps up, we wanted to ask the PILI Interns about their experiences working for public interest agencies throughout Chicago. Read more about them, and the what they’ve gained, through their various internships through PILI.
At our Annual Awards Luncheon on December 1st, PILI will recognize three outstanding individuals and one organization for their dedication to pro bono work within the community
During the week of October 24th to 30th, PILI participated in the national celebration of Pro Bono Week. Celebrated annually and organized nationally by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, Pro Bono Week is intended to inspire even greater pro bono participation by lawyers throughout the nation.
During virtual celebrations as part of our 2021 Pro Bono Week celebration, PILI recognized the extraordinary pro bono contributions of five attorneys through its Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees.
Earlier this year, PILI received a significant donation from a former member of its Board of Directors in honor of one of PILI’s founders, Thomas Nicholson, and to establish an endowment fund to sustain and grow PILI’s Pro Bono Program.
As Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month ends and we approach Pro Bono Week, PILI was honored to interview PILI Alum Militza Pagán, a staff attorney with the Shriver Center on Poverty Law in Chicago, to highlight her impactful work throughout the state of Illinois.
PILI launched two new Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees in the Second and Twenty-Third Judicial Circuits in September.
What we’ve been up to this month.