2016 Pro Bono Initiative Award: Pro Bono Network

“PBN has carved a niche for itself in expanding pro bono services through its ability to connect talented, service-minded attorneys with limited availability, with substantive volunteer opportunities they may not have otherwise discovered.”

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2016 Distinguished Public Service Award: Harold C. Hirshman

“Harold Hirshman is that rare attorney – an extraordinary litigator who also has a deep compassion for the disenfranchised.”

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PILI Internship Application System Open to First-Year Law Students

As of December 1st, 1L law students can apply through PILI’s website.

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PILI Alumni from Kirkland & Ellis Volunteer at Legal Prep Clinic

Thank you to PILI Alumni Ashley Kirkwood and Katherine Rhoades and PILI Alumni Council Chair Jordan Heinz.

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PILI Celebrates National Pro Bono Week Across the State

PILI hosted or co-sponsored at least one event through all six of the Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Lindsey Schmeidler, 2016 Law Student Intern

“PILI has truly been a saving grace in giving me the financial ability to continue my lifelong commitment to public service.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: John Adams, 2016 Graduate Fellow

“Above all, PILI gives my legal practice a sense of purpose – to ensure equal access to justice and equitable outcomes to all.”

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Public Interest Center

“I’m excited about the impact we might be able to have in Chicago, around the country and around the world.”

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PILI Board Member Spotlight: Traci Braun

“At PILI, we are growing the community of service folks and investing in the next generation of people committed to service.”

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Spring 2017 Internship Applications Now Open!

There are 8 Internship positions open this spring for 2Ls and 3Ls.

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