Help Us Make New Connections: Two for PILI
Each year, we are asking members of our Board of Directors, Young Professionals Board and Alumni Network Leadership Council to help us in reaching out to new connections. You can bring a colleague from your own place of work or from another to one of our programs or events, connect us with a new firm or corporation to help them develop or expand their pro bono program, or introduce new individual or institutional donors to PILI. Below is a list of more options to get you started:
INTRODUCE THEM TO ONE OF OUR PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES
PILI provides a variety of pro bono opportunities for lawyers, law students and legal professionals across the state of Illinois. Learn about some of these opportunities below:
- Illinois Free Legal Answers (Volunteers needed in all 102 counties)
- Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (Volunteers needed in 101 counties outside (Cook)
- Self-Represented Litigant Help Desks & Conflict of Interest Pro Bono Referral Panels (Volunteers needed in Third, Sixth & Tenth Circuits)
SHARE PILI'S PRO BONO PROGRAMMING & RESOURCES
PILI serves as a resource to help firms, corporations, groups, and individuals get involved in public interest law and pro bono. Our programming includes Pro Bono Roundtables and the Illinois Forum on Pro Bono, and a Virtual Pro Bono CLE Series. We also provide Pro Bono Reference Guides and Pro Bono Technical Consultations for law firm and corporate pro bono programs. You can also encourage law students interested in public interest law and pro bono to apply to our Law Student Internship Program.
BRING THEM TO A PILI EVENT
Invite colleagues from your firm or corporation to join you at our events. Reach into your network and invite other colleagues as well. You can also help PILI connect with new potential event sponsors. In 2023, our events are as follows:
- April 12: YPB Arcade for Legal Aid at the High Point Game Lounge 5:30 to 7:30 pm
- June 21: Annual Pro Bono Reception at The Ivy Room at Tree Studios 5:30 to 7:30 pm
- December 6: Annual Awards Luncheon at Palmer House Hilton 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
ENCOURAGE THEM TO SUPPORT OUR WORK
Need more ideas? How can PILI help?
Ask us for a list of PILI Alumni at your place of work, or for a list of law firms and corporations that do not current give to PILI where we could use help making a connection. Ask us for more details about any of our programming, events, or lists of event sponsors. Contact Michael by email or at 312-832-5129.