Highlights from PILI’s 2020 Intern & Fellow Supervisor Evaluations

100% of PILI Supervisors rated their overall experience with PILI Interns & Fellows as either “good” (12%) or “very good” (88%). 100% of PILI Supervisors said their Interns & Fellows had a positive impact on their organization with 35% “positive impact” and 65% “significant positive impact.” Supervisor satisfaction with Interns and Fellows On a scale […]

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Highlights from PILI’s 2020 Graduate Fellowship Program Evaluation

Who they were: This summer, 63 Graduate Fellows served 300 hours between graduation and joining the firm, together contributing 18,900 hours of legal services on behalf of thousands of low-income individuals and families. 52% of the class were women 43% identified as racially or ethnically diverse 68% were from Illinois law schools 11% identified as […]

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Highlights from PILI’s Summer 2020 PILI Intern Evaluation

Who they were: In summer 2020 there were 48 Law Student Interns 79% of the class identified as female 40% identified as racially or ethnically diverse 73% were from Illinois law schools 29% identified as LGBTQ 10% identified as a person with a disability What they did: The most common practice areas include: Housing Law […]

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December PILI Post: Coming Together to Make a Difference

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Thank You to Foundations for Supporting PILI

PILI has recently received renewed funding from several funders. These funders included the Lawyers Trust Fund, Francis Beidler Foundation, Illinois Equal Justice Foundation and RRF Foundation for Aging. We are so grateful for their continued support of PILI’s mission to engage, inspire and empower those advancing equal access to justice. The Lawyers Trust Fund (LTF) […]

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Justice Starts Here: Support Our Work with a Year-End Gift

Justice starts here. Donate today to open PILI’s doors ever wider and bring in more people whom we can count on to advance justice with us.

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November PILI Post

See what we’ve been up to this month.

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Congratulations to the 2020 PILI Award Recipients

Congratulations to PILI’s annual awards recipients: Hilda Bahena, Jonathan Adair, Mary Meg McCarthy and the law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP!

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PILI Launches Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group

PILI has created a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Working Group to determine how PILI can effectively realize this commitment internally, externally through its programming and services, and in support of its partner organizations.

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Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinics Contribute to Record Number of Questions Answered

Several organizations hosted virtual Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinics to celebrate Pro Bono Week at the end of October. Together with other volunteers, these clinics contributed to a record breaking number of questions – 407 – being answered in a single month.   Thank you to these organizations for hosting clinics in October! Chapman and […]

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