Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois Increases Grant for PILI’s Pro Bono Initiative

The foundation increased their funding from $35,000 to $47,500 to support PILI’s Pro Bono Initiative Program.

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Save the Date for 2018 Pro Bono Roundtables

Every year, PILI holds several Pro Bono Forums and Roundtables to bring together pro bono leaders from law firms, corporations, legal service agencies and law schools to discuss timely pro bono issues, challenges and best practices and develop strategies to expand and enhance pro bono in Illinois.

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Guest Post: A Reflection on 40 Years

This is a guest post from Michael Bergmann, PILI’s Executive Director, who reflects back on PILI’s 40 years of service in the legal community.

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Support PILI with a Year-End Gift

Your giving makes a future possible in which we have a legal community across the state with a deeply rooted culture of service, working collectively to ensure that access to justice is a reality for all.

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Introducing PILI’s Young Professionals Board

This group is dedicated to empowering PILI through fundraising and by serving as PILI’s ambassadors in their communities.

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2017 Pro Bono Initiative Award: McDermott Will & Emery LLP

“Pro bono at McDermott represents to me a wide array of opportunities for incredible personal and professional growth and satisfaction. I have been extremely gratified and nourished by McDermott’s exemplary commitment to pro bono.”

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2017 Distinguished PILI Fellow Alumni Award: Brij B. Patnaik

“Through his pro bono work, Brij demonstrates the highest ideals of our profession – service, fairness and justice. As a Jenner & Block lawyer, he epitomizes our core values of commitment to pro bono work and community service. We are privileged to call him our colleague.”

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2017 Distinguished Intern Alumni Award: Susan L. DeCostanza

“Susan embodies what PILI preaches: A lifelong commitment to public service.”

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2017 Distinguished Public Service Award: Bernard H. Shapiro

“Bernie’s accomplishments and leadership are remarkable. He is the soul of our organization and a role model for not only our staff, but for all legal aid staff.”

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Report on Summer 2017 PILI Intern, Fellow and Supervisor Evaluation

The following is an executive summary on the summer 2017 evaluations and service tracking forms received by PILI Interns, Fellows and Supervisors.

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