Op-Ed: Find Help in Legal Aid

Unemployment, domestic violence, missing rent and getting food stamps are not new issues, but they are becoming more common as the pandemic continues. While there are doctors and nurses taking care of sick patients, there are others on the sidelines willing to help others negatively impacted by the effects of the pandemic. One of these helpers is the legal aid lawyer.

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Op-Ed: Find Help in Legal Aid

Unemployment, domestic violence, missing rent and getting food stamps are not new issues, but they are becoming more common as the pandemic continues. While there are doctors and nurses taking care of sick patients, there are others on the sidelines willing to help others negatively impacted by the effects of the pandemic. One of these helpers is the legal aid lawyer.

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PILI Receives $20,000 Grant from Alphawood Foundation

Alphawood Foundation is a Chicago-based, grant-making private foundation working for an equitable, just, and humane society.

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PILI Executive Director Michael G. Bergmann Appointed to ABA Coronavirus Task Force

PILI Executive Director Michael G. Bergmann has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s Coronavirus Task Force. In response to the growing legal needs of Americans arising from the coronavirus (COVID-19), the American Bar Association has created this nationwide task force of volunteer lawyers and judges from across the legal profession. The task force will identify the legal needs arising from the pandemic, make recommendations to address those needs, and help mobilize volunteer lawyers and legal professionals to assist people who need help.

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PILI Receives Renewed Funding from the Helen Brach Foundation

The grant award of $10,000 will help support our Law Student Internship Program.

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March 2020 PILI Post

https://conta.cc/393xuVX

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Guest Post: Defining Justice Through Election Protection (866-OUR-VOTE)

At our organization, we define justice through a racial equity lens. Our voting rights works is laser-focused on eliminating barriers to voting and civic participation, especially in communities of color and low-income communities, and we use a community-informed strategy to drive our advocacy. For us, justice is denied when any number of voters is improperly turned away from the polls.

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State Farm, Haynes and Boone and Paul Hastings to Host Upcoming Quarter’s PILI Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinics

PILI is so grateful to the law firms and corporations who have scheduled the first official Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinics in 2020!

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DePaul Alumni and Students Answer 50 Questions on Illinois Free Legal Answers

Eleven attorneys and 14 students answered 50 questions from people in need!

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