Service Opportunities with PILI Alumni Network

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!

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Photos Now Available from PILI’s Annual Pro Bono Reception

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.

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PILI Announces Its 2014 Interns & Fellows

PILI’s summer 2014 class of 43 Law Student Interns and 65 Graduate Fellow will collectively contribute an additional 36,700 hours of legal services on behalf of thousands of low-income individuals and families.

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PILI Welcomes New Board Member John Amberg

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.

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New PILI Newsletter May/June 2014

Get caught up on all the latest news from PILI, and look ahead with us to what’s coming up in our Law Student Internship, Graduate Fellowship, Alumni, and Pro Bono Initiative Programs.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Mark Grossmann, 1997 Fellow

“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.”

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Southern Illinois University School of Law

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.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Cheryl Lawrence, 2007 Intern

“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.”

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PILI Receives $50,000 Grant from the Polk Bros. Foundation

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.

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New Pro Bono Pledge Launched

PILI has launched a new Pro Bono Pledge for law firms and corporations across the state to honor and encourage their commitment to pro bono. The Pro Bono Pledge is being launched in individual judicial circuits in Illinois.

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