PILI Hosts CLE in Peoria Through Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee

Topics included “Making the Most of Mentoring” and “Guardianships, Wills and Advance Directives”

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PILI to Fund $260,000 in Public Interest Law Student Internship Grants in 2017

These grants will fund 56 Law Student Interns at 27 public interest law organizations across Illinois.

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Reed Smith Adopts September Legal Prep Clinic

Four attorneys assisted six low-income clients with legal issues such as adult guardianships, divorces and landlord/tenent disputes.

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PILI Hosts Forum on Pro Bono in the Sixth Judicial Circuit

This panel discussion explored the need for free legal assistance for individuals and families living in poverty in the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Laurie Mikva, 1982 Law Student Intern

“I have found that my passions are working on justice gap issues. I feel very lucky to have been able to spend my legal career in various public service endeavors.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Shawna Boothe, 2013 Graduate Fellow

“My commitment to service is at the center of my legal practice. I find my community service and pro bono work to be deeply rewarding, and a way to give my time and skills to improve the court system, the legal profession and the lives of the people we serve.”

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PILI Board Member Spotlight: Brad Lane

“There is such a great need in our state to provide legal services to those of limited means. PILI can help attorneys answer the call to make a difference in their communities.”

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PILI Pro Bono Spotlight: Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO)

“The new IllinoisLegalAid.org is designed to deliver an excellent user experience regardless of device, and comprehensive and accessible legal information, lawyer referrals and opportunities for learning about Illinois civil law.”

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Announcing New Chair of Alumni Network Leadership Council

Jordan Heinz of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is the new Chair and Charles Golbert of the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian will serve as the new Vice Chair.

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PILI Welcomes New Board President Brad Lane

Brad is a shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione and a seasoned litigator who has been a member of PILI’s board since 2007.

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