Alumni Spotlights

2015 Distinguished PILI Intern Alumni Award: Cynthia Cornelius

“Cynthia is making a significant contribution to developing a new generation of future lawyers who understand their responsibility to extend legal services to some of our most vulnerable members of society and to do so with a generous heart.”

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2015 Distinguished PILI Fellow Alumni Award: Jordan Heinz

“Jordan treats each pro bono client as special. He connects with his clients and does his very best for them. Jordan is, without a doubt, the kindest, most sincere, dedicated PILl Alumnus doing pro bono work today.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Amanda Walsh, 2015 Law Student Intern

“In five, ten, fifteen years and beyond, I plan to continue serving and fighting for this vulnerable population and I am so thankful to PILI for helping me start my career.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Schultes, 2015 PILI Graduate Fellow

“I can say with certainty that my experience as a PILI has had a positive impact on my law school experience, and on my choices about where to work upon graduation.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: April Faith-Slaker, 2006 Law Student Intern

“It was very humbling to be put in the position where people were looking to me for help, and having the responsibility to then figure out how I could best help them.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Jajah Wu, 2010 Graduate Fellow

“The work I did through my PILI Fellowship gave me the tools to start off on the right foot in my legal career. More importantly, my work as a PILI gave me an internal compass, and a sense that I was truly making a difference in the lives of the children I served.”

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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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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Anita Weinberg, 1984 Intern

“My PILI Internship introduced me to a large network of lawyers committed to public interest law, I’m extremely proud to be a part of this network and community.”

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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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