2018 Pro Bono Initiative Award: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

“Katten has been a long-standing and reliable partner of LAF, and their dedication to pro bono has increased our capacity to serve some of the most vulnerable members of our community. The breadth of their pro bono commitments is truly astounding.”

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2018 Distinguished PILI Fellow Alumni Award: Reena Bajowala

“I have known Reena since she interned for us in 2003. While the work she did for us that summer was very different from the powerful pro bono litigation she handled later, her dedication to helping low income clients, her strength as a person and an attorney and her commitment to equal justice, were on display back then as they are now.”

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2018 Distinguished Public Service Award: Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan

“It is no exaggeration to say that Lisa Madigan has served as a lifeline for funding for civil legal aid in Illinois.”

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Summer 2019 Internship Applications Now Open for 1Ls

First-year law students can now apply for a 2019 PILI Internship. 

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PILI Celebrates Pro Bono Week

Pro Bono Week 2018 was October 21st to October 27th this year and PILI celebrated with 11 events, 400 attendees, over a dozen awards and several pro bono opportunities!

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PILI Welcomes New Administration & Finance Assistant

Rebecca is based in our Chicago Office and ensures the efficient day-to-day operations of PILI and provides support for our programs and staff.

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Thank You to Kirkland and United for Staffing the November Legal Clinic!

Volunteers from Kirkland & Ellis and United Airlines volunteered at the Legal Prep Community Law Clinic in November and assisted clients with legal issues such as divorce and medicare determinations.

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Guest Post: How PILI’s Pro Bono Program Helps Those in Need

With PILI’s assistance and leadership, we have made strides in meeting the needs of those who would not otherwise have a voice in the legal system.

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October Legal Prep Community Law Clinic Adopted by Brinks Gilson & Lione

Thank you to the volunteers from Brinks Gilson & Lione who volunteered at the Legal Prep Community Law Clinic in October.

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PILI to Fund $309,000 in Public Interest Law Student Internship Grants in 2019

PILI will fund 60 Law Student Interns at 28 public interest law organizations across Illinois during the 2018-19 academic year and the summer of 2019.

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