Each year, PILI’s Alumni Network Leadership Council organizes service projects in partnership with PILI’s Participating Agencies to maintain the connection between PILI’s and the public interest law community. We are excited to share details with you about the following opportunities and events and we hope you will join us!
On Wednesday, June 18th, over 250 members of the Illinois legal community gathered together in celebration at PILI’s Annual Pro Bono Reception. Photos from this year’s event are now available.
John is the Assistant General Counsel and head of global litigation for Northern Trust Corporation, a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, banking solutions and fiduciary services for corporations, institutions and individuals worldwide.
“There are different ways to measure success. We always think of financial measures, but fulfillment is important too. Doing pro bono work is what helps me feel fulfilled as a lawyer.”
Beginning this fall, students at the Southern Illinois University School of Law will be required to complete 35 hours of pro bono work prior to graduation. This requirement is the first of its kind for a law school in Illinois.
“It is truly an honor to work with great people and know that many of our most vulnerable neighbors here in Chicago, who would otherwise be at great risk of homelessness, are now on a better path because of the services we provide.”
The Polk Bros. Foundation is the largest supporter of this program, with their grant covering the stipends for 9 summer Law Student Interns, plus costs associated with our summer educational and mentoring components of our program.