Volunteers needed for the Legal Prep Community Law Clinic in February!

Sign up today to volunteer at the next Legal Prep Community Law Clinic, a community-based clinic for the student families of Legal Prep in the Garfield Park neighborhood.

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PILI Board Member Allison Conlon Appointed Cook County Circuit Judge

Alison has served on PILI’s Board of Directors since 2012, and has been committed to pro bono work throughout her career. In addition to her board service with PILI, Alison currently serves on the Hearing Board of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission and on Catholic Charities’ advisory board.

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Apply Now for 2015 PILI Internships & Fellowships

Interested applicants can find useful information on our website about how to apply for Internships or Fellowships, as well as a list of legal service agencies hosting PILI Interns and Fellows and their position descriptions.

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PILI Alum Rachel Brady Receives Prestigious Skadden Fellowship

For her fellowship, Rachel will work at Equip for Equality focusing on representing youth with disabilities in, or transitioning out of, Illinois juvenile justice facilities and Chicago’s alternative schools.

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Board Member Spotlight: Lee Ann Russo

“I became such a believer in the ability of the Pro Bono Initiative to facilitate the growth of pro bono work by law firms, corporations and law schools that I quickly became a PILI fan.”

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PILI Graduate Fellowship Positions Available

Join the Summer 2015 class of new associates dedicated to pro bono! PILI’s Graduate Fellowship Program places new associates from Chicago law firms at legal service agencies, where they work 300 hours during the summer or fall before starting at their firms.

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2014 Distinguished Public Service Award: Diana C. White, LAF

Diana is the Executive Director of LAF, the largest and most comprehensive provider of free legal aid to low-income Cook County residents in civil matters. Her commitment to providing high-quality legal services comes during a time of tightening budgets and exploding need.

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2014 Fellow Alumni Award: Andrew Vail

Andrew co-chairs Jenner & Block’s Pro Bono Committee, and has dedicated more than 5,000 hours to pro bono matters, including work on several high-profile wrongful conviction cases.

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2014 PILI Intern Alumni Award: Matthew Jenkins

Matt handles and tries complex, significant and high-profile cases, and he is proud of the work he does on behalf of those clients. He is equally as proud of his cases that don’t make headlines, involving those often without a voice and without access to quality legal representation.

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2014 Pro Bono Initiative Award: Dentons US LLP

Dentons has a long and proud tradition of serving the community. With approximately 2,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 75 locations in over 50 countries across the globe, Dentons serves the public interest through pro bono legal services, partnerships with nonprofit organizations, community volunteerism, environmental sustainability projects and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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