PILI Welcomes Nine Spring 2018 Interns

PILI is excited to welcome nine spring semester Law Student Interns who will work at public interest law agencies in Chicago during the spring semester.

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Guest Post: Human Trafficking of People With Disabilities

People with disabilities are more likely to experience sexual violence than people without disabilities. In a recent special series, NPR called sexual assault of people with intellectual disabilities an “epidemic no one talks about.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Andrea Augustinas, 2017 PILI Intern

“I came to law school knowing I wanted to practice public interest law, and that my career, however it took shape, was going to be committed to helping those who need help the most. That commitment has only been enhanced by the Internship experiences PILI has allowed me to have.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Kirsten Moran, 2017 Graduate Fellow

“I’m excited about becoming involved in other pro bono opportunities at Jones Day, and plan to continue public service advocacy in the Chicago community.”

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Introducing PILI Board Members Elected in 2017

Recently, the PILI Board of Directors elected four new members: Paul E. Greenwalt III of Schiff Hardin, Michael Lohnes of Katten Muchin Rosenman, David Rodriguez of DePaul University College of Illinois, and Marisa Wiesman of Prairie State Legal Services. Paul E. Greenwalt is a partner at Schiff Hardin who concentrates his practice in commercial and […]

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Exemptions for E-Filing for Self-Represented Litigants

While e-filing is typically mandatory in all civil legal cases, the Illinois Supreme Court did create an exemption for self-represented litigants.

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Expungement and Sealing Summit Hosted by Eleventh Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee

At the summit, 17 volunteer attorneys and paralegals met with 77 clients to to discuss their options for criminal records relief.

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Expungement and Sealing Summit Hosted by Eleventh Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee

At the summit, 17 volunteer attorneys and paralegals met with 77 clients to to discuss their options for criminal records relief.

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Guardianship and Child Support CLE Hosted in Peoria

Twenty-one attorneys attended this complimentary program to learn more about these family law issues. They were all encouraged to take on one additional pro bono matter in the coming year.

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Announcing New Spring 2018 Internship Position

This Internship at Legal Aid Society will be at the will be funded by Justice Sheila O’Brien and Judge Wayne Andersen.

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