PILI Alumni Spotlight: Lyman Welch, 1993 Graduate Fellow

“PILI let me experience how public interest lawyers make the world a better place and encouraged me to devote my career to public interest law to protect the environment.”

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Sidley Austin LLP

“Through firm-wide pro bono projects we proudly provide service to members of our communities who are in need… We are committed to pro bono service and believe it is the hallmark of a great firm.”

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Seeking PILI Alumni & Board Members for PILI’s 2015 Advising Program

PILI is looking for Alumni and Board Members to participate in the Intern & Fellow Advising Program this summer. This program matches our summer Interns and Fellows with a member of PILI’s Board of Directors or Alumni Network to give them valuable insights into the Illinois legal community, practice areas, career strategies, or initial networking inroads.

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Thank You for Supporting Order ON the Court!

Over $2,000 was raised towards the Alumni Named Internship Campaign so thank you to all those who participated, donated raffle items and bought raffle tickets. And a special thanks to PILI Alum Lisa Clay who was a partial sponsor of the basketball shoot out, and to the Alumni Network Leadership Council for hosting such a great event!

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PILI Elects New Board Member, Kyle A. Petersen

“I am thrilled to be joining the Board and look forward to working with PILI to strengthen the commitment of all Illinois’ lawyers to public interest law and pro bono service.”

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PILI Graduate Fellowship Now Offered at Lawndale Christian Legal Center

PILI is excited to announce that we now offer Graduate Fellowships at Lawndale Christian Legal Center. The new partnership between PILI and LCLC provides an exciting opportunity for Fellows to work with children and teens in need.

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Order ON the Court! Get Your Tickets for Our March Event

We’re hosting an event for Alumni and friends of PILI! Order ON the Court will be Thursday, March 26th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come visit with other Alumni, watch the game, enjoy great food and win awesome prizes! Tickets are only $25 and include food and two drink tickets for craft beer, wine, martinis, or mixed drinks.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Patrick Gallagher, 2007 Fellow

“Working with the people at HDA showed me that diligent caring lawyers can have an enormous positive impact on the lives of many people and that many lawyers really do love their jobs. I also have enjoyed the opportunity to meet the many dedicated and talented lawyers affiliated with PILI.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Johnny Frevert, 2010 Intern

“I decided to move to Chicago and practice law in Illinois for the very reason that there are so many gifted attorneys committed to the goal of making sure that everyone has access to the law and not just those who could afford a retainer agreement.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Fleischmann, 1998 Intern

“Working as a PILI Intern was an overall very positive experience that encouraged me to continue in public interest. It also exposed me to a different type of public interest work than I had previously experienced, so it showed me the diversity of choices available in the public interest legal world.”

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