Introducing PILI’s Young Professionals Board

This group is dedicated to empowering PILI through fundraising and by serving as PILI’s ambassadors in their communities.

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2017 Pro Bono Initiative Award: McDermott Will & Emery LLP

“Pro bono at McDermott represents to me a wide array of opportunities for incredible personal and professional growth and satisfaction. I have been extremely gratified and nourished by McDermott’s exemplary commitment to pro bono.”

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2017 Distinguished PILI Fellow Alumni Award: Brij B. Patnaik

“Through his pro bono work, Brij demonstrates the highest ideals of our profession – service, fairness and justice. As a Jenner & Block lawyer, he epitomizes our core values of commitment to pro bono work and community service. We are privileged to call him our colleague.”

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2017 Distinguished Intern Alumni Award: Susan L. DeCostanza

“Susan embodies what PILI preaches: A lifelong commitment to public service.”

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2017 Distinguished Public Service Award: Bernard H. Shapiro

“Bernie’s accomplishments and leadership are remarkable. He is the soul of our organization and a role model for not only our staff, but for all legal aid staff.”

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Report on Summer 2017 PILI Intern, Fellow and Supervisor Evaluation

The following is an executive summary on the summer 2017 evaluations and service tracking forms received by PILI Interns, Fellows and Supervisors.

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Thank You for Supporting PILI’s 40th Anniversary Awards Gala!

We raised over $365,000, including just over $40,000 at the event itself, to support our programs and kick off the next 40 years of service.

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Guest Post: From Intern to Supporter, An Alum’s Experience With PILI

In working to give back to an organization that supported me and does so much to support the public interest legal community, I find that PILI continues to provide me unique opportunities to engage and connect.

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Fall 2017 Interns Wrap Up Semester

Eight Interns provided 1,600 hours of legal services helping those in need.

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Firms and Corporations Increasing Donations for PILI’s 40th Anniversary

PILI is extremely grateful to those that have pledged new or increased support this year to celebrate our 40th Anniversary.

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