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PILI Executive Director Michael G. Bergmann Appointed to ABA Coronavirus Task Force

Posted on: April 1, 2020

PILI Executive Director Michael G. Bergmann has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s Coronavirus Task Force. In response to the growing legal needs of Americans arising from the coronavirus (COVID-19), the American Bar Association has created this nationwide task force of volunteer lawyers and judges from across the legal profession. The task force will identify the legal needs arising from the pandemic, make recommendations to address those needs, and help mobilize volunteer lawyers and legal professionals to assist people who need help.

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Guest Post: Defining Justice Through Election Protection (866-OUR-VOTE)

Posted on: March 13, 2020

At our organization, we define justice through a racial equity lens. Our voting rights works is laser-focused on eliminating barriers to voting and civic participation, especially in communities of color and low-income communities, and we use a community-informed strategy to drive our advocacy. For us, justice is denied when any number of voters is improperly turned away from the polls.

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Volunteer at the DuPage Expungement Clinic

Posted on: February 28, 2020

The DuPage County Bar Association, PILI’s Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee and Prairie State Legal Services are joining together to hold an Expungement Clinic on April 25th in Wheaton.

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PILI is Hiring for a Managing Attorney

Posted on: February 21, 2020

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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