PILI Welcomes Jessica Schneider as 2019-2020 Alumni Network Leadership Council Chair

“The PILI Alumni are more than a network, it’s a community of people supporting each other.”

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PILI Welcomes Steven Trubac as 2019-2020 Young Professionals Board Chair

“I am extremely proud to be serving on this board of young professionals who all have a deep commitment and passion for being there.”

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Reed Smith Attorney Volunteer at Legal Prep Community Law Clinic

Thank you to attorneys from Reed Smith LLP who volunteered at PILI’s Legal Prep Community Law Clinic in September! They spent the evening assisting low-income clients with legal issues including minor guardianship, landlord-tenant dispute and decedent’s estate.

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Law Firm Leaders Discuss Increasing Pro Bono at Peoria Summit

On September 11th, the Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee held a summit for members of the judiciary, law firm leaders and other pro bono stakeholders met to discuss how to increase pro bono participation at their firms.

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Read the August 2019 PILI Post

Read all about the exciting things happening at PILI this month.

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Preparing Students for Future Service: Highlights from the 2019 Law School Pro Bono Roundtable

On July 24th, representatives from area law schools met at the offices of Ogletree Deakins for PILI’s annual Law School Pro Bono Roundtable. This year, the group covered several topics related to preparing students for future public interest law and pro bono service.

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PILI Elects Three New Board Members

At their July 2019 meeting, the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) board elected three new members with terms to start at the beginning of FY2020 on September 1, 2019 including Kimberly Barton of JPMorgan Chase, Melissa Picciola of Legal Aid Chicago and Trisha Rich of Holland & Knight.

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Eight PILI Alumni Receive 2019 Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Equal Justice Works recently announced the 2019 Fellows and we were excited to learn that eight PILI Alumni are part of the class! The Equal Justice Works Fellowship is a program that funds public interest attorneys for two years while they work on a specific project at a host agency.

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Apply Now for a Fall Internship

Nine fall semester positions are open to any second and third-year law student in the Chicago area.

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Support PILI with a Donation this Summer

Please make a donation today so that, together, we can fulfill our vision of making equal access to justice a reality for all.

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