PILI Thanks Dick O’Malley for Service as Board President

Dick joined PILI’s board in 1999, and has served as President since September 2014 during a time of significant growth at PILI.

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Equal Justice Works Fellowship Awarded to PILI Alum Lydia Ness

She will work at Equip for Equality, advocating for victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Cristina Headley, 2009 Law Student Intern

“PILI has provided me with an invaluable network of individuals who are committed to public service work and to fostering the commitment in the next generation of attorneys.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Kristen Hudson, 2003 Graduate Fellow

“My experience as a PILI Fellow has created my lasting belief that lawyers have the responsibility and duty to provide pro bono legal services to support the community’s needs.”

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PILI Pro Bono Spotlight: Kirkland & Ellis Adoption Project

“There is a lot of administrative paperwork that creates barriers for people who aren’t lawyers and it’s intimidating to go to court without a lawyer. The least we can do is to help make the process easier.”

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PILI Board Member Spotlight: Chris Horsch

“I think that the sensitizing experience of a summer at a legal assistance agency for an Intern or Fellow is priceless. The creation of the ‘lifetime commitment’ is real and very important.”

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PILI Hosts Forums on Pro Bono in Mattoon and Rock Island

The topic of both forums was “The Future of Pro Bono and How You Can Help.”

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Attendees of PILI Alumni CLE See Behind the Scenes of Landmark Pro Bono Case

The pro bono collaboration of Rasho v. Walker drastically improved mental healthcare in Illinois prisons.

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Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Adopts June Legal Prep Clinic

PILI Interns, Fellows, a PILI Alum and a PILI Board Member from CVLS assisted 7 clients.

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PILI Announces Its 2016 Named and Honorary Interns

There are 16 Interns who hold positions created and funded by individuals and groups dedicated to promoting public interest law.

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