Pro Bono Spotlight: Pro Bono Week in Illinois

PILI’s Pro Bono Committees in Illinois’ Third, Fifth, Sixth, Tenth and Fourteenth Judicial Circuits celebrated National Pro Bono Week, October 19-25, 2014, with special events across the state.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Kyle Shires, 2014 PILI Fellow

“The PILI Fellowship was an amazing learning experience for me,” he states. “I wanted to help ensure that future Fellows had an experience similar to mine. I couldn’t think of a better way to stay involved than service as the Fellow Representative.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Militza Pagán, 2014 Intern

During her PILI Internship at BPI last summer, Militza worked primarily in their Public Housing and Political Reform departments. “I enjoyed the type of work that I did and the opportunities to learn about ways that lawyers can play a role in developing anti-poverty policies,” she said.

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Board Member Spotlight: Dick O’Malley

Dick has been a Director on PILI’s Board since 1999, when his former partner Tom Morsch, whom Dick calls “one of the stalwarts of the Chicago pro bono community,” encouraged him to join.

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Celebrate Pro Bono Week with PILI!

PILI is hosting several special events across the state through our Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees to celebrate Pro Bono Week and to honor pro bono attorneys in each circuit.

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Application Period Now Open for PILI’s 2015 Internship & Fellowship Programs

2Ls can now apply for PILI’s Summer 2015 Law Student Internship Program, and 3Ls whose firms offer the Graduate Fellowship Program can also now apply. The application period for 1Ls opens December 1.

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Three PILI Alumni Named to List of 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch in 2014

They were chosen from more than 1,400 nominations from across the state for their intelligence, passion, success in the office, desire to help the community, and willingness to work hard at one of the country’s most important professions.

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New PILI News Digest Hits the Stands!

Check out PILI’s new news digest and make sure you’re caught up on all the latest news from PILI about our upcoming programs and events.

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New PILI Board President: Richard O’Malley of Sidley Austin LLP

Dick previously served as Vice President of PILI’s Board, and has been heavily involved in PILI’s strategic planning and fund development initiatives. “It is a privilege to continue my work with PILI’s talented and dedicated board and staff as President of PILI’s Board of Directors,” says Dick.

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PILI Announces 2014 Award Recipients

These awardees were selected from among many nominations for their outstanding contributions to public interest law and pro bono in Illinois.

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