Thank You to Ropes & Gray for Volunteering at the March Legal Prep Clinic

Thank you to attorneys from Ropes & Gray who volunteered at PILI’s Legal Prep Community Law Clinic on March 3rd! Nine volunteers assisted clients with legal needs including child support and landlord and tenant issues.

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Increasing Engagement in Pro Bono: Highlights from the 2020 Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable

On February 26th, representatives from Illinois corporate legal departments met at the offices of Charles River Associates for PILI’s annual Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable. This year, the group discussed increasing engagement in corporate pro bono programs.

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Volunteer at the DuPage Expungement Clinic

The DuPage County Bar Association, PILI’s Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee and Prairie State Legal Services are joining together to hold an Expungement Clinic on April 25th in Wheaton.

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PILI is Hiring for a 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 Receives New Grant from American Bar Endowment

PILI is excited to announce that we received a new grant of $20,000 from the American Bar Endowment to purchase and implement Legal Server, a client management system.

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Read the February 2020 PILI Post

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/February-2020-PILI-Post–Find-Love-Through-Service.html?soid=1101376244828&aid=z8aRqX83YRI

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Davina DiPaolo, 2019 Law Student Intern

“Justice means access and equality for all.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Lode, 2019 Graduate Fellow

“Justice is being able to be heard, to tell your story. It means having a seat at the table and being able to get to the place you need to be in order to have your story hear.”

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Happy Valentine’s Day from PILI Alumni

Happy Valentine’s Day! We spoke with one of our PILI Alumni Couples, John and Jami Gekas, about their experience as PILIs and how their commitment to service plays a role in their relationships. Jami was a PILI Fellow at Legal Aid Chicago in 2001 and is now a partner at Foley & Lardner. John was […]

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Hepler Broom Attorneys Volunteer to Help Veterans at Legal Help Within Reach Clinic

On February 12th, PILI partnered with HeplerBroom, SIU Veteran’s Clinic and the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee to host a Legal Help Within Reach Clinic in Edwardsville, Illinois. Attorneys volunteered to help veterans apply for their medical and military records for the VA disability claims and appeals at this upcoming free legal clinic.

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