PILI Alumni Spotlight: Andrea Augustinas, 2017 PILI Intern

“I came to law school knowing I wanted to practice public interest law, and that my career, however it took shape, was going to be committed to helping those who need help the most. That commitment has only been enhanced by the Internship experiences PILI has allowed me to have.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Kirsten Moran, 2017 Graduate Fellow

“I’m excited about becoming involved in other pro bono opportunities at Jones Day, and plan to continue public service advocacy in the Chicago community.”

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Introducing PILI Board Members Elected in 2017

Recently, the PILI Board of Directors elected four new members: Paul E. Greenwalt III of Schiff Hardin, Michael Lohnes of Katten Muchin Rosenman, David Rodriguez of DePaul University College of Illinois, and Marisa Wiesman of Prairie State Legal Services. Paul E. Greenwalt is a partner at Schiff Hardin who concentrates his practice in commercial and […]

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Exemptions for E-Filing for Self-Represented Litigants

While e-filing is typically mandatory in all civil legal cases, the Illinois Supreme Court did create an exemption for self-represented litigants.

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Expungement and Sealing Summit Hosted by Eleventh Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee

At the summit, 17 volunteer attorneys and paralegals met with 77 clients to to discuss their options for criminal records relief.

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Expungement and Sealing Summit Hosted by Eleventh Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee

At the summit, 17 volunteer attorneys and paralegals met with 77 clients to to discuss their options for criminal records relief.

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Guardianship and Child Support CLE Hosted in Peoria

Twenty-one attorneys attended this complimentary program to learn more about these family law issues. They were all encouraged to take on one additional pro bono matter in the coming year.

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Announcing New Spring 2018 Internship Position

This Internship at Legal Aid Society will be at the will be funded by Justice Sheila O’Brien and Judge Wayne Andersen.

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Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois Increases Grant for PILI’s Pro Bono Initiative

The foundation increased their funding from $35,000 to $47,500 to support PILI’s Pro Bono Initiative Program.

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Save the Date for 2018 Pro Bono Roundtables

Every year, PILI holds several Pro Bono Forums and Roundtables to bring together pro bono leaders from law firms, corporations, legal service agencies and law schools to discuss timely pro bono issues, challenges and best practices and develop strategies to expand and enhance pro bono in Illinois.

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