American Bar Association 2022 Summary Report indicates Illinois is a national leader for the virtual online legal clinic. Over 250,000 civil legal questions have been answered since the launch of Free Legal Answers website in 2016 according to the ABA’s 2022 Summary Report.
Illinois Ranks #1 for Number of ABA Free Legal Answers Volunteer Attorneys
According to the ABA Free Legal Answers February 2023 Report, Illinois is now number 1 in the nation for number of volunteer attorneys registered since the Free Legal Answers launch in 2016. Illinois now has registered 1,077 volunteer attorneys. Thank you to all of our incredible volunteers who help cultivate a community of service across Illinois by helping further access to justice.
PILI Celebrates Women’s History Month by Highlighting Trailblazers of Justice
As PILI celebrates and honors Women’s History Month this March, we are highlighting several “Trailblazers of Justice” in the Illinois legal community. These pioneers changed the legal landscape for women not only here in Illinois, but across the United States.
February 2023 PILI Post
The PILI Post is the newsletter of the Public Interest Law Initiative. Learn more about what we’ve been up to and what is coming up.
PILI’s 2023 Theme: A Community of Service
At PILI, we believe that equal access to justice is a fundamental right. The legal community – law students, lawyers, judges and other legal professionals – have an ethical obligation to ensure this right is accessible for people with unmet legal needs. And we all know that we work best when we work together. That’s why PILI’s theme for 2023 is A Community of Service.
Meet PILI’s Spring Semester 2023 Interns
PILI is excited to welcome our Spring Semester 2023 Law Student Interns who will contribute 1,600 hours of legal services over the course of the semester.
PILI Spotlight: 2022 Alumni Representatives to PILI’s Alumni Network Leadership Council
PILI is excited to welcome Mariah Levy and Elisa Epstein to our Alumni Network Leadership Council as the 2023 Intern and Fellow Alumni Representatives.
PILI Celebrates Black History Month by Spotlighting Trailblazers of Justice
As PILI celebrates Black History Month, we want to pay tribute and highlight several “Trailblazers of Justice” in the Illinois legal community.
PILI Spotlight: New Board of Directors’ Alumni Representatives
PILI is excited to welcome Christopher Blythe and Ryan Ortiz to our Board of Directors as our new Law Student Intern and Graduate Fellow Alumni Representatives.
Thank You for a Successful Giving Tuesday!
Due to the incredible generosity of everyone who responded to our 2022 Giving Tuesday campaign, PILI received over $6,000 in donations to support our efforts in ensuring access to justice across Illinois.