Report on PILI’s Summer 2019 Interns

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being “very poor” and 5 being “very good,” Interns rated the program a 4.8 overall.100% of Interns who responded said they would recommend the Law Student Internship program to others.

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Report on PILI’s Summer 2019 Fellows

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being “very poor” and 5 being “very good,” Fellows rated the program a 4.7 overall.100% of Fellows who responded said they would recommend the Graduate Fellowship program to others.

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Sangamon County Expungement Summit Major Success

On Saturday, October 19th, volunteer attorneys in Springfield filed requests to expunge/seal criminal records for 125 cases at the Sangamon County Expungement Summit.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Abigail Fleming

If every lawyer in our community took on a small volunteer opportunity here or there during the year, we would see a much more efficient legal system.

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Kirkland & Ellis Sponsors Legal Help Within Reach Clinic in Rockford

On October 7th, PILI hosted a Legal Help Within Reach Clinic in Rockford, Illinois. That morning, 11 volunteers from Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago took a bus to the Rockford Mass Transit District to meet with 14 clients to discuss special education needs. Special thanks to Equp for Equality and RA

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Volunteer Spotlight: Judge Michael Brandt (Ret.)

Doing pro bono work gives back, gives thanks, and does good.

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Thank You to Brinks, Gilson & Lione for Volunteering at the Legal Prep Clinic

Thank you to attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione who volunteered at PILI’s Legal Prep Community Law Clinic in October! Attorneys volunteered to assist clients with legal issues including adoption, probate, guardianship and family law.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Kincaid

It was such an easy way to provide pro bono assistance to individuals on my own time. You could do as many or as few questions as you wanted, as often as you wanted, on topics that were of interest, or that aligned with my current practice areas.

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September PILI Post

PILI kicks of its new fiscal year this month in high gear and we’ve got lots of exciting announcements, upcoming events and pro bono opportunities to share!

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PILI to Fund $333,000 in Public Interest Law Student Internship Grants in 2020

PILI will grant $333,000 to fund 64 Law Student Interns at 30 public interest law organizations across Illinois during the 2019-20 academic year and the summer of 2020. PILI’s Law Student Internship Program connects law students from across the country with public interest law agencies in Illinois and pays them for their work.

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