PILI Receives New Grant from American Bar Endowment

PILI is excited to announce that we received a new grant of $20,000 from the American Bar Endowment to purchase and implement Legal Server, a client management system.

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Read the February 2020 PILI Post

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Davina DiPaolo, 2019 Law Student Intern

“Justice means access and equality for all.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Lode, 2019 Graduate Fellow

“Justice is being able to be heard, to tell your story. It means having a seat at the table and being able to get to the place you need to be in order to have your story hear.”

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Happy Valentine’s Day from PILI Alumni

Happy Valentine’s Day! We spoke with one of our PILI Alumni Couples, John and Jami Gekas, about their experience as PILIs and how their commitment to service plays a role in their relationships. Jami was a PILI Fellow at Legal Aid Chicago in 2001 and is now a partner at Foley & Lardner. John was […]

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Hepler Broom Attorneys Volunteer to Help Veterans at Legal Help Within Reach Clinic

On February 12th, PILI partnered with HeplerBroom, SIU Veteran’s Clinic and the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee to host a Legal Help Within Reach Clinic in Edwardsville, Illinois. Attorneys volunteered to help veterans apply for their medical and military records for the VA disability claims and appeals at this upcoming free legal clinic.

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AT&T Hosts First Free Legal Answers Clinic

Thank you to attorney volunteers from AT&T for participating in their first Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinic on February 10th! A project of the American Bar Association, Free Legal Answers is a secure website where low-income Illinoisans can ask a lawyer for help with a civil legal issue. Volunteer lawyers then log onto the site […]

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Volunteers from Deere & Company Answer Questions on Free Legal Answers

Thanks to attorneys at Deere & Company who adopted the February Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinic on February 5th and answered 8 questions from people in need!

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Volunteers from Chapman and Cutler Assist Clients at PILI Clinic

Thank you to attorneys from Chapman and Cutler who volunteered at PILI’s Legal Prep Community Law Clinic in February! Two volunteers assisted four clients with legal needs including decedent estates, contracts and defamation defense.

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McDermott & AABA Host Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinic Day

Thank you to the Asian American Bar Association and McDermott Will & Emery for hosting the Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinic on January 30thand answering 19 legal questions from people in need!

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