PILI is Now Hiring an Additional Managing Attorney

The Managing Attorney will serve as a member of PILI’s Programs Team, with primary responsibility for managing PILI’s statewide efforts to expand and enhance pro bono.

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PILI Among Inaugural R3 Funding Class

Funds to be Used to Bring More Pro Bono Legal Services to Southern Illinois The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) is pleased to announce that we have been chosen as one of 80 inaugural grant recipients for Illinois’ Restore, Reinvest, Renew (R3) Program. Through this grant of $29,805, PILI will bring more pro bono legal […]

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Black History Month: Spotlighting Four Black Attorneys’ Impact on Equal Access to Justice

To recognize Black History Month, PILI will be spotlighting a few of the many Black attorneys who had a significant impact on equal access to justice in the United States. Each week, we will spotlight one of the influential attorneys below. We hope you will join us in recognizing the life, work, and legacies of […]

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PILI Seeking Legal Post-Graduate Fellowship Applicants

PILI seeks to sponsor applicants for Equal Justice Works, Skadden and/or another legal post-graduate fellowship beginning in September 2022. PILI plans to select applicants for sponsorship by August 2021.

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Dates Set for 2021 Pro Bono Roundtables

Each year, PILI holds several Pro Bono Roundtables and Forums to bring together pro bono leaders from law firms, corporations, legal service agencies and law schools. Attendees discuss timely pro bono issues, challenges and best practices and develop strategies to expand and enhance pro bono in Illinois. These Roundtables allow for unique constituent group-specific conversations, […]

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Highlights from PILI’s Fall 2020 PILI Intern Evaluation

Who they were: In fall 2020, there were 8 Law Student Interns: 3 were 2Ls and 5 were 3Ls 6 identified as female and 2 as male 3 identified as racially or ethnically diverse and 1 identified as LGBTQ 3 were double PILIs Interns came from the following Law Schools: 4 from DePaul University School […]

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Highlights from PILI’s 2020 Intern & Fellow Supervisor Evaluations

100% of PILI Supervisors rated their overall experience with PILI Interns & Fellows as either “good” (12%) or “very good” (88%). 100% of PILI Supervisors said their Interns & Fellows had a positive impact on their organization with 35% “positive impact” and 65% “significant positive impact.” Supervisor satisfaction with Interns and Fellows On a scale […]

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Highlights from PILI’s 2020 Graduate Fellowship Program Evaluation

Who they were: This summer, 63 Graduate Fellows served 300 hours between graduation and joining the firm, together contributing 18,900 hours of legal services on behalf of thousands of low-income individuals and families. 52% of the class were women 43% identified as racially or ethnically diverse 68% were from Illinois law schools 11% identified as […]

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Highlights from PILI’s Summer 2020 PILI Intern Evaluation

Who they were: In summer 2020 there were 48 Law Student Interns 79% of the class identified as female 40% identified as racially or ethnically diverse 73% were from Illinois law schools 29% identified as LGBTQ 10% identified as a person with a disability What they did: The most common practice areas include: Housing Law […]

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