PILI Receives New Grant from LTF

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) is excited to announce additional funding for its Law Student Internship Program made possible by the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois. This funding is given in honor of former Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride to fund four additional Interns during the summers of 2022 through 2026.

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PILI Welcomes New Alumni Class Representative Vanessa Weathersby

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) is proud to announce Vanessa Weathersby as the newest Alumni Class Representative. She will serve as the Intern Representative for the 1986-1990 Class, succeeding Charles Wintersteen in the role.

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PILI Receives Amicus Award from Illinois Judges Association

On December 10th, during the Illinois Judges Association (IJA) Annual Awards & 50th Anniversary Celebration, PILI received the IJA’s Amicus Award.

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Watch the 2021 Annual Awards Luncheon

PILI’s 2021 Annual Awards Luncheon was held on Wednesday, December 1st and brought together the Illinois legal community both in person and virtually to celebrate the very best aspects of the legal profession.

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Celebrate Giving Tuesday with PILI!

As part of the campaign, we asked PILI staff and YPB members, “How are you advancing access to justice?”. You can watch their responses below.

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PILI Welcomes Grayson Alexander

This week, we are excited to welcome Grayson Alexander, our new Administrative Coordinator to the PILI team. You can read more about Grayson and their experience below.

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Congratulations to the 2021 Fall PILI Interns

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.

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PILI to Recognize Four Awardees During the 2021 Annual Awards Luncheon

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

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What a Celebration! Wrapping Up Pro Bono Week 2021

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. 

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