Report on PILI’s Fall 2018 Interns

This is a report on the Fall 2018 Interns including the type of work they did, the clients they served and their impact. It also includes evaluation data on their experience with PILI.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Sean Morales-Doyle

“I knew when I went to law school that I wanted to get involved in public interest work. I wasn’t sure what that meant or what I wanted to do. PILI gave me an opportunity to explore different opportunities.”

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2018 Distinguished Intern Alumni Award: Adam Gross

“It’s Adam’s deep personal commitment to justice that powers his incredible work as an advocate, leader, organizer, and mentor. His contributions in police accountability, affordable housing, and justice reform are making a real difference in the lives of people across Chicago and the region.”

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2018 Pro Bono Initiative Award: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

“Katten has been a long-standing and reliable partner of LAF, and their dedication to pro bono has increased our capacity to serve some of the most vulnerable members of our community. The breadth of their pro bono commitments is truly astounding.”

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2018 Distinguished PILI Fellow Alumni Award: Reena Bajowala

“I have known Reena since she interned for us in 2003. While the work she did for us that summer was very different from the powerful pro bono litigation she handled later, her dedication to helping low income clients, her strength as a person and an attorney and her commitment to equal justice, were on display back then as they are now.”

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2018 Distinguished Public Service Award: Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan

“It is no exaggeration to say that Lisa Madigan has served as a lifeline for funding for civil legal aid in Illinois.”

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Summer 2019 Internship Applications Now Open for 1Ls

First-year law students can now apply for a 2019 PILI Internship. 

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Happy Thanksgiving from PILI!

The staff and the Board of Directors at PILI extends our warmest greetings to all of PILI’s supporters and friends for a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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PILI Celebrates Pro Bono Week

Pro Bono Week 2018 was October 21st to October 27th this year and PILI celebrated with 11 events, 400 attendees, over a dozen awards and several pro bono opportunities!

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PILI Receives Two New Grants

PILI recently received grants from the Retirement Research Foundation and the DuPage Bar Foundation for which we are extremely grateful.

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