PILI Celebrates Law Day 2019 with Legal Answers Pro Bono Clinics

In celebration of Law Day, PILI hosted several Legal Answers Pro Bono Clinics to train lawyers on how to answer civil legal questions posted on Illinois Legal Aid Online’s Legal Answers website.

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Thank you to Latham & Watkins for Adopting May Legal Prep Clinic

Volunteers assisted three low-income clients with legal issues including adoption, descendent’s estate and breach of contract.

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John F. Smiekel Foundation Gives New Grant to PILI

PILI is so grateful to the John F. Smiekel Foundation for supporting PILI for the first time with a $16,500 grant.

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Getting Buy-In for Pro Bono: Highlights from the 2019 Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable

On April 24th, representatives from Illinois corporate legal departments met at the offices of Hinshaw & Culbertson for PILI’s annual Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable. This year, the group discussed getting buy-in and resources from their companies to increase the impact of pro bono programs.

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Guest Post: Stopping Adult Financial Exploitation (S.A.F.E.)

This is a guest post from PILI Alum Elise Robie, Staff Attorney at the Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL), where she coordinates the Stopping Adult Financial Exploitation (S.A.F.E.) Program for the CDEL. S.A.F.E. provides advocacy, representation, community outreach for adults experiencing financial exploitation and educational programming to representatives to prevent and protect clients […]

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Introducing 2016-2020 Alumni Class Representatives

PILI has recently added new Alumni Class Representatives for the the 2016-2020 Class: Nicole Joseph and Priya Desai.

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April Legal Clinic Adopted by Morgan Lewis

Seven volunteers assisted three low-income clients with legal issues including adoptions and a tort case.

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PILI’s Legal Help Within Project Reach Kicks Off with Successful First Clinic

On April 8th, PILI hosted the first Legal Help Within Reach Clinic in Sterling, Illinois. That morning, 16 volunteers from Rock Island’s Deere & Company, Lane & Waterman and Pepping, Balk, Kincaid & Olson took a bus to the YWCA of the Saulk Valley to meet with 11 clients about wills and powers of attorney. […]

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Chicago Bar Foundation Renews Funding for PILI

PILI is grateful to the Chicago Bar Foundation for pledging an increased $24,000 to fund two school-year and three summer Internship stipends.

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PILI Stands with the Legal Services Corporation and Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Current budget proposals ask for the elimination of LSC and PSLF, two incredibly important programs that are instrumental to ensuring equal access to justice.

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