To celebrate National Volunteer Week, PILI is spotlighting several of our volunteers who help create a community of service by using their own time and talents to increase access to justice. Thank you to these PILI champions for everything they do!
Thanks to all of the sponsors and the almost 100 attendees at our Young Professionals Board’s Arcade for Legal Aid event on April 12th!
American Bar Association 2022 Summary Report indicates Illinois is a national leader for the virtual online legal clinic. Over 250,000 civil legal questions have been answered since the launch of Free Legal Answers website in 2016 according to the ABA’s 2022 Summary Report.
According to the ABA Free Legal Answers February 2023 Report, Illinois is now number 1 in the nation for number of volunteer attorneys registered since the Free Legal Answers launch in 2016. Illinois now has registered 1,077 volunteer attorneys. Thank you to all of our incredible volunteers who help cultivate a community of service across Illinois by helping further access to justice.
As PILI celebrates and honors Women’s History Month this March, we are highlighting several “Trailblazers of Justice” in the Illinois legal community. These pioneers changed the legal landscape for women not only here in Illinois, but across the United States.
At PILI, we believe that equal access to justice is a fundamental right. The legal community – law students, lawyers, judges and other legal professionals – have an ethical obligation to ensure this right is accessible for people with unmet legal needs. And we all know that we work best when we work together. That’s why PILI’s theme for 2023 is A Community of Service.