PILI Announces $257,500 in Public Interest Law Student Internship Grants for 2016

This is the largest amount of money that PILI has ever committed to Internship funding, and reflects the first increase in PILI’s Intern stipend in 10 years.

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PILI Announces School-Year Internship Allocations

This coming fall and spring, PILI will fund 15 Law Student Interns at 10 legal service agencies in Chicago, our largest class of school-year Interns ever.

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PILI Alumna Elizabeth Lewis Elected to Board of Directors

Elizabeth is a partner at McDermott Will & Emery and the Chair of PILI’s Alumni Network Leadership Council.

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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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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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Pro Bono Spotlight: Illinois Homeless Youth Handbook

“Baker is proud to combine the considerable talents of the in-house legal department of United Airlines, the expert team at the Law Project of the Chicago Coalition for the a Homeless and our own committed lawyers. The result is a new resource for Chicago youth to help them move from instability to success with legal insight and answers.”

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Board Member Spotlight: Judge Alison Conlon

“By serving on the Board and participating in PILI Board meetings, receptions and programming, I have come into contact with so many interesting and insightful people who think beyond themselves and are committed to ensuring that every single person has access to a fair day in court.”

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PILI Featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Article on Community Law Clinic

“Rather Stanton, development director and co-founder at Legal Prep, said the community law clinic is “one of the more important things that we do and are doing” for West Garfield Park and nearby neighborhoods.”

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Press Release: PILI Launches Community Law Clinic at Legal Prep Charter Academy

“Legal Prep strives to be a cornerstone for positive change in the West Garfield Park community, and we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with PILI, PILI’s Alumni Network Leadership Council, and CVLS to build another bridge between the school and the community,” says Rather Stanton, Legal Prep’s Development Director & Co-Founder.

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