“Apart from an attorney’s ethical obligation that comes with the license to practice law, the needs and rewards from giving back to the community and helping those in need are so great that everyone should be given the opportunity and resources to make it a priority.”
“Little justice is available for tenants who are often living in some of the worst conditions in Chicago. Working with these tenants to get relocation assistance or negotiating with banks so that they can stay in their apartments and get the necessary repairs done has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have had at LCBH.”
“My short time as a PILI Fellow made me realize that public interest work is essential to my future career satisfaction.”
Sarah, who was a PILI Intern in 2013, will be working at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to promote child and community wellness by implementing a medical-legal partnership for Erie Family Health Center’s Spanish-speaking population.
At the Federal Government Pro Bono Fair on December 6, PILI was recognized for our efforts in advancing the Chicago Federal Government Pro Bono Program.
PILI is pleased to present this award to Ann in recognition of her career-long commitment to protecting and advocating for the legal rights of the most vulnerable among us.
The 2013 recipient of PILI’s Distinguished Fellow Alumni Award is Max Stein. Max was a 2001 PILI Fellow at the Shriver Center and is now at Boodell & Domanskis. He has an active pro bono practice and serves as the president of the board of directors for the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.