February 2021 PILI Post: We’re Hiring & Other News

See what we’ve been up to in this month’s newsletter.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from PILI Alumni

Happy Valentine’s Day! We spoke with one of our PILI Alumni Couples, Sarah Schultes and Ndjuoh MehChu, about their experience as PILIs and how their commitment to service plays a role in their relationships. Sarah was a PILI Intern at the Legal Council for Health Justice in 2013 and a PILI Fellow at the Chicago […]

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PILI Launches Illinois Pro Bono Research Alliance

Have you ever hesitated in accepting a pro bono matter that you believe would require significant research in order for you to help? Perhaps it is an area of law that you do not regularly practice, or the case includes a complex legal issue, or you’re just short on time. The Public Interest Law Initiative […]

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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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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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