May PILI Post

See what we’ve been up to this month.

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2020 Annual Pro Bono Reception Goes Virtual

Even in these challenging times, there is much to celebrate in terms of the life-changing pro bono work being performed across Illinois.

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Guest Post: The State’s Responsibility to Equal Justice

The Illinois General Assembly will be reconvening this week to begin final budget negotiations. Please contact your state legislators as soon as possible and urge them to protect the civil legal aid appropriation in the FY 21 budget. Our advocacy tool makes it quick and easy.

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Meet the 2020 Class of Summer Interns and Fellows

This year, 48 summer Law Student Interns and 63 Graduate Fellows will provide 38,100 hours of legal services.

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Hosting Remote Internships & Fellowships: Highlights from the 2020 Legal Service Agency Roundtable

On May 13th, representatives from Illinois legal service agencies met over Zoom for the Legal Service Agency Roundtable. This year, the group discussed hosting remote internships & fellowships during the pandemic. PILI Senior Managing Attorney Brent Page started out by giving an overview of the feedback given by 2019 PILI Interns, Fellows and Supervisors. He […]

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Jerome Mirza Foundation Renews Grant to PILI

The Mirza Foundation has granted PILI $30,000 to support our statewide efforts to promote public interest law and pro bono service.

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Illinois Bar Foundation to Renew $15,000 Grant to PILI

This helps fund the Pro Bono Initiative Program, including the work of our Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees.

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Op-Ed: Find Help in Legal Aid

Unemployment, domestic violence, missing rent and getting food stamps are not new issues, but they are becoming more common as the pandemic continues. While there are doctors and nurses taking care of sick patients, there are others on the sidelines willing to help others negatively impacted by the effects of the pandemic. One of these helpers is the legal aid lawyer.

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Op-Ed: Find Help in Legal Aid

Unemployment, domestic violence, missing rent and getting food stamps are not new issues, but they are becoming more common as the pandemic continues. While there are doctors and nurses taking care of sick patients, there are others on the sidelines willing to help others negatively impacted by the effects of the pandemic. One of these helpers is the legal aid lawyer.

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PILI Receives $20,000 Grant from Alphawood Foundation

Alphawood Foundation is a Chicago-based, grant-making private foundation working for an equitable, just, and humane society.

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