PILI Graduate Fellowship Now Offered at Lawndale Christian Legal Center

PILI is excited to announce that we now offer Graduate Fellowships at Lawndale Christian Legal Center. The new partnership between PILI and LCLC provides an exciting opportunity for Fellows to work with children and teens in need.

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Order ON the Court! Get Your Tickets for Our March Event

We’re hosting an event for Alumni and friends of PILI! Order ON the Court will be Thursday, March 26th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come visit with other Alumni, watch the game, enjoy great food and win awesome prizes! Tickets are only $25 and include food and two drink tickets for craft beer, wine, martinis, or mixed drinks.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Liz Tracy, 2014 Intern

“Because of PILI, I was able to make a meaningful impact in the lives of families with children with disabilities, obtain practical experience in education law, and meet accomplished attorneys, judges, and future attorneys.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Taylor Whitten, 2014 Fellow

“It felt like I was a part of justice in action and it made me certain that practicing law was not only a privilege, but an honor, a wonderful avocation that could truly affect people’s lives.”

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Illinois Homeless Youth Handbook

“Baker is proud to combine the considerable talents of the in-house legal department of United Airlines, the expert team at the Law Project of the Chicago Coalition for the a Homeless and our own committed lawyers. The result is a new resource for Chicago youth to help them move from instability to success with legal insight and answers.”

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Board Member Spotlight: Judge Alison Conlon

“By serving on the Board and participating in PILI Board meetings, receptions and programming, I have come into contact with so many interesting and insightful people who think beyond themselves and are committed to ensuring that every single person has access to a fair day in court.”

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PILI Featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Article on Community Law Clinic

“Rather Stanton, development director and co-founder at Legal Prep, said the community law clinic is “one of the more important things that we do and are doing” for West Garfield Park and nearby neighborhoods.”

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Press Release: PILI Launches Community Law Clinic at Legal Prep Charter Academy

“Legal Prep strives to be a cornerstone for positive change in the West Garfield Park community, and we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with PILI, PILI’s Alumni Network Leadership Council, and CVLS to build another bridge between the school and the community,” says Rather Stanton, Legal Prep’s Development Director & Co-Founder.

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PILI Alumna and Board Member Reena Bajowala Receives Leadership Award

Reena Bajowala, who was a PILI Intern and a PILI Fellow and currently serves on PILI’s Board of Directors, has been named a 2015 recipient of Womenetics’ POW! Awards, honoring women who demonstrate business leadership and community impact.

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Calling All DC-Area PILI Alumni!

PILI’s Executive Director, Michael Bergmann, will be in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 4 and will be hosting a Happy Hour for DC-area PILI Alumni and friends. We hope you will join Michael and fellow Alumni to network with one another and to learn about what’s new with PILI!

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