Every Monday in April, we will be posting about different aspects of PILI’s Alumni Network as we introduce our Alumni Class Representative.
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Helping you connect with other PILI Alumni is one of the most important functions of PILI’s Alumni Network. Here are ways you can get plugged in:
Be an Advisor to Current Interns and Fellows:
PILI Alumni can serve as Advisors to a current PILI Intern or Fellow, sharing your own insights and experiences to help introduce them to the Illinois legal community and build their professional networks. PILI is recruiting Advisors now for summer 2016. If you’re interested, you can fill out this registration form.
Suggest an Alumni Spotlight or Make a Nomination:
Do you know any PILI Alumni doing amazing pro bono or public interest work? Or, are you a PILI Alum doing amazing pro bono or public interest work? Let us know about it! PILI publishes regular Alumni Spotlights to showcase the impressive and life-changing work our Alumni are doing. PILI also makes nominations for local and national pro bono and public interest awards. We’d love to hear from you about PILI Alumni you think are worthy of recognition. Let us know if you have any ideas, and check out PILI’s past Alumni Spotlights.
PILI also gives out our own Distinguished Alumni Awards at our Annual Awards Luncheon every year in December. The nomination period for 2016 will open in July, so start thinking now about who you think PILI should recognize this year. You can see past award recipients here.
Show Your PILI Pride:
You can update your work bio or your LinkedIn profile to reflect that you’re a PILI Alum. This could help you connect to other PILI Alumni you didn’t even know were in your circles, and to other public interest-minded attorneys who also care about expanding civil legal aid.
Race With Team PILI:
Did you know that PILI has a team at Race Judicata every year in September? Race Judicata is a massive 5K run/walk benefiting Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, and for Alumni in the Chicago area, it’s a fun way to connect, and more active than most other PILI events! We’ll have more information about this event for you in the summer.
Help Us Connect With Future PILIs:
PILI receives hundreds of applications from dozens of law schools across the country for our Internship and Fellowship Programs every year. As a PILI Alum, you can help spread the word about PILI to your alma mater, or to other law schools in your area. You can share information and brochures, represent PILI at career fairs, or offer to do a presentation about your own Internship or Fellowship. Talk to the PILI staff if you’re interested helping with this.
This is the second part of a four-part series on PILI’s Alumni Network. Just tuning in now? See other posts in the Getting to Know the PILI Alumni Network series »
See a list of all upcoming PILI Alumni events »
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Meet the Alumni Class Representatives »