PILI Alumni Spotlight: Lyman Welch, 1993 Graduate Fellow

“PILI let me experience how public interest lawyers make the world a better place and encouraged me to devote my career to public interest law to protect the environment.”

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Sidley Austin LLP

“Through firm-wide pro bono projects we proudly provide service to members of our communities who are in need… We are committed to pro bono service and believe it is the hallmark of a great firm.”

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PILI Hosts Forum on Pro Bono in Edwardsville, IL

More than 40 attorneys in Illinois’ Third Judicial Circuit attended to discuss the future of pro bono and how to get involved.

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Seeking PILI Alumni & Board Members for PILI’s 2015 Advising Program

PILI is looking for Alumni and Board Members to participate in the Intern & Fellow Advising Program this summer. This program matches our summer Interns and Fellows with a member of PILI’s Board of Directors or Alumni Network to give them valuable insights into the Illinois legal community, practice areas, career strategies, or initial networking inroads.

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Thank You for Supporting Order ON the Court!

Over $2,000 was raised towards the Alumni Named Internship Campaign so thank you to all those who participated, donated raffle items and bought raffle tickets. And a special thanks to PILI Alum Lisa Clay who was a partial sponsor of the basketball shoot out, and to the Alumni Network Leadership Council for hosting such a great event!

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PILI Elects New Board Member, Kyle A. Petersen

“I am thrilled to be joining the Board and look forward to working with PILI to strengthen the commitment of all Illinois’ lawyers to public interest law and pro bono service.”

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PILI Graduate Fellowship Now Offered at Lawndale Christian Legal Center

PILI is excited to announce that we now offer Graduate Fellowships at Lawndale Christian Legal Center. The new partnership between PILI and LCLC provides an exciting opportunity for Fellows to work with children and teens in need.

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Order ON the Court! Get Your Tickets for Our March Event

We’re hosting an event for Alumni and friends of PILI! Order ON the Court will be Thursday, March 26th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come visit with other Alumni, watch the game, enjoy great food and win awesome prizes! Tickets are only $25 and include food and two drink tickets for craft beer, wine, martinis, or mixed drinks.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Liz Tracy, 2014 Intern

“Because of PILI, I was able to make a meaningful impact in the lives of families with children with disabilities, obtain practical experience in education law, and meet accomplished attorneys, judges, and future attorneys.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Taylor Whitten, 2014 Fellow

“It felt like I was a part of justice in action and it made me certain that practicing law was not only a privilege, but an honor, a wonderful avocation that could truly affect people’s lives.”

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