Judge Lisa Wilson Speaking at the Annual Pro Bono Reception

“From every stage of her career, Judge Wilson has focused on equal access to justice,” said Michael Bergmann, PILI’s Executive Director.

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Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee Hosts Legal Answers Volunteer Programs

Attorneys and gathered at Deere & Company in the morning and at Quad City Bank & Trust in the afternoon to answer legal questions on Illinois Legal Aid Online’s Legal Answers website.

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Meet the 2018 Class of Summer Interns and Fellows

This year, 49 summer Law Student Interns and 75 Graduate Fellows will provide 42,100 hours of legal services.

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PILI Announces Its 2018 Named and Honorary Interns

Twenty-one Law Student Interns hold Named or Honorary Internship positions, funded by individuals and groups dedicated to promoting public interest law.

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Introducing Two New Alumni Class Representatives

PILI is excited to introduce two of our newest PILI Alumni Class Representatives, Michael Parks of Thompson Coburn and Angela Frye of Verizon Wireless.

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Advice from PILI Intern & Fellow Supervisors

In a few short weeks, our summer Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows will be starting at their agencies. To prepare, we reached out to some of our Intern & Fellow supervisors who offered the below advice. Aneesha Ghandi, National Immigrant Justice Center Immerse yourself in the organization’s work and be open to learning as […]

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May Legal Prep Community Law Clinic Adopted by Latham & Watkins

Three volunteers spent the evening assisting low-income clients with legal issues including adoption, tort defense and a name change.

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Lawyers and Students Celebrate Law Day

As part of a community outreach effort, attorneys of the Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee are volunteering at local schools to celebrate Law Day.

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Creating Positive Pro Bono Partnerships: Takeaways from the 2018 Joint Firm and Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable

On April 19th, 40 representatives from Illinois law firms and corporate legal departments met for PILI’s Joint Law Firm & Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable.

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PILI Celebrates National Volunteer Week

PILI asked some of our volunteers why they choose to serve. We’re grateful to all the great volunteers who help increase access to justice in Illinois.

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