PILI Executive Director Michael Bergmann Named Chair of the ABA Judicial Division

Michael is the first public interest attorney and only the third non-judge to hold this position.

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PILI Announces School-Year Internship Allocations

This coming fall and spring, PILI will fund 15 Law Student Interns at 10 legal service agencies in Chicago, our largest class of school-year Interns ever.

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PILI Alumna Elizabeth Lewis Elected to Board of Directors

Elizabeth is a partner at McDermott Will & Emery and the Chair of PILI’s Alumni Network Leadership Council.

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PILI Bids Farewell to Four Board Members

As our current fiscal year closes, Adam Gross, Adam Schwartz, Emily Coffey and Catherine Cottle have completed their terms on PILI’s Board.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Colleen Bisher-Fry, 2009 Law Student Intern

“Interning at CGLA was my first opportunity to be in court, standing before the bench, asking for dates and arguing motions.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Cara Hendrickson, 2001 Graduate Fellow

“PILI is a very good model for cooperation between the private bar and the public interest, and I’ve drawn on that model in the rest of my career.”

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, P.C.

“We believe that it is important to be a part of the community where you live and work, and to respect our neighbors, regardless of their income level.”

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PILI Board Member Spotlight: Dan Lindsey

“In the end, it’s all about the clients. They’re the ones who inspire us. They’re the ones whose fights we join.”

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Announcing the Ruth Ann Schmitt Legal Aid Internship

A grant award of $30,000 from LTF will create the “Ruth Ann Schmitt Legal Aid Internship” to support one Intern each summer.

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PILI Alumna Amanda Walsh Receives Prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship

Amanda will work at the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago to establish the Family Preservation Project.

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