Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

Happy International Women’s Day! Women have been a huge part of the legal profession, but they haven’t always been welcome. Additionally, many of the rights women in the United States have today had to be fought for in the courtroom. We listed some of the key historical women and cases here. Read more about women […]

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Introducing Spring 2021 PILI Interns

PILI is excited to introduce eight spring Law Student Interns who are working 200 hours during the semester at legal service agencies in Chicago. Olivia Alden Olivia is a 3L at Loyola University Chicago Law  and an Intern at MALDEF. “I went to college with the goal of helping women and girls and knew that […]

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February 2021 PILI Post: We’re Hiring & Other News

See what we’ve been up to in this month’s newsletter.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from PILI Alumni

Happy Valentine’s Day! We spoke with one of our PILI Alumni Couples, Sarah Schultes and Ndjuoh MehChu, about their experience as PILIs and how their commitment to service plays a role in their relationships. Sarah was a PILI Intern at the Legal Council for Health Justice in 2013 and a PILI Fellow at the Chicago […]

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PILI Launches Illinois Pro Bono Research Alliance

Have you ever hesitated in accepting a pro bono matter that you believe would require significant research in order for you to help? Perhaps it is an area of law that you do not regularly practice, or the case includes a complex legal issue, or you’re just short on time. The Public Interest Law Initiative […]

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PILI is Now Hiring an Additional Managing Attorney

The Managing Attorney will serve as a member of PILI’s Programs Team, with primary responsibility for managing PILI’s statewide efforts to expand and enhance pro bono.

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PILI Among Inaugural R3 Funding Class

Funds to be Used to Bring More Pro Bono Legal Services to Southern Illinois The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) is pleased to announce that we have been chosen as one of 80 inaugural grant recipients for Illinois’ Restore, Reinvest, Renew (R3) Program. Through this grant of $29,805, PILI will bring more pro bono legal […]

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Black History Month: Spotlighting Four Black Attorneys’ Impact on Equal Access to Justice

To recognize Black History Month, PILI will be spotlighting a few of the many Black attorneys who had a significant impact on equal access to justice in the United States. Each week, we will spotlight one of the influential attorneys below. We hope you will join us in recognizing the life, work, and legacies of […]

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PILI Seeking Legal Post-Graduate Fellowship Applicants

PILI seeks to sponsor applicants for Equal Justice Works, Skadden and/or another legal post-graduate fellowship beginning in September 2022. PILI plans to select applicants for sponsorship by August 2021.

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Dates Set for 2021 Pro Bono Roundtables

Each year, PILI holds several Pro Bono Roundtables and Forums to bring together pro bono leaders from law firms, corporations, legal service agencies and law schools. Attendees discuss timely pro bono issues, challenges and best practices and develop strategies to expand and enhance pro bono in Illinois. These Roundtables allow for unique constituent group-specific conversations, […]

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