August PILI Post: Inspired by the Response

We didn’t know wide range of challenges we would soon face as a nation or the even greater difficulties those in need would face. But while this year has been totally unpredictable, the response itself has not been.

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Guest Post: Partnering to Help Those in Need During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Students were surprised by how emotional clients were during our calls or the text of the PILI questions. Multiple students commented on how hearing these stories helped put into perspective their loss of internships and other changes in law school plans.

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New Appellate Pro Bono Opportunity Coming this Fall

Illinois Free Legal Answers for Civil Appeals will be the first-ever virtual legal advice clinic for civil appeals in Illinois and will allow self-represented litigants to submit questions about their appeal through the Illinois Free Legal Answers platform (a project of the American Bar Association).

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Make a Nomination for a PILI Award

Award nominations are open.

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Connecting with Students Virtually: Highlights from the 2020 Law School Pro Bono Roundtable

On July 29th, law school pro bono leaders met remotely for the Law School Pro Bono Roundtable. This year, the group discussed engaging with law students remotely due to the pandemic.

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Give to PILI This Summer

In December, we announced that our theme for 2020 would be “Defining Justice.” Little did we know what this year would have in store for all of us, and how much the notion of justice would be both emphasized and challenged.

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June 2020 PILI Post

The work of defining justice continues. Find out what we’ve been up to this month.

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The Work of Defining Justice Continues

In December 2019, we launched our theme for the year, “Defining Justice.” We emphasized this theme throughout our virtual Annual Pro Bono Reception. But the work of defining justice is far from over.

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Annual Pro Bono Reception Wraps Up

PILI’s 2020 Annual Pro Bono Reception was held over the course of the week of June 15th to19th and including daily video features to celebrate the tremendous pro bono work being done across Illinois.

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Seven Volunteers Named to PILI’s Inaugural Pro Bono Volunteer Honor Roll

Seven volunteers were named to PILI’s inaugural Pro Bono Volunteer Honor Roll, announced and recognized on Thursday, June 18, 2020 during PILI’s virtual Annual Pro Bono Reception.

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