At their July 2019 meeting, the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) board elected three new members with terms to start at the beginning of FY2020 on September 1, 2019 including Kimberly Barton of JPMorgan Chase, Melissa Picciola of Legal Aid Chicago and Trisha Rich of Holland & Knight.
Equal Justice Works recently announced the 2019 Fellows and we were excited to learn that eight PILI Alumni are part of the class! The Equal Justice Works Fellowship is a program that funds public interest attorneys for two years while they work on a specific project at a host agency.
Nine fall semester positions are open to any second and third-year law student in the Chicago area.
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After establishing this project in Illinois in 2017 and building a solid foundation for its future, ILAO will transition the state administrator role for the site to PILI as of August 1, 2019. At that time, PILI will take over the day-to-day operations of the site including volunteer recruitment, management and training with the help of funding from the IBF.
Together, we raised over $85,000 to support PILI’s Pro Bono Program.
This year, 48 law firms and corporations were named to the Recognition Roster.
PILI is grateful to the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation for their $36,000 grant to support PILI’s ongoing participation in the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN).
United Airlines has been a longtime supporter of PILI and this year has increased their donation to sponsor their first Named PILI Internship.
PILI is grateful to the Chicago Community Trust for providing a new grant of $4,000 to PILI to help fund the 2019 Educational Seminar Series.