Guest Post: Defining Justice Through Election Protection (866-OUR-VOTE)

At our organization, we define justice through a racial equity lens. Our voting rights works is laser-focused on eliminating barriers to voting and civic participation, especially in communities of color and low-income communities, and we use a community-informed strategy to drive our advocacy. For us, justice is denied when any number of voters is improperly turned away from the polls.

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State Farm, Haynes and Boone and Paul Hastings to Host Upcoming Quarter’s PILI Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinics

PILI is so grateful to the law firms and corporations who have scheduled the first official Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinics in 2020!

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DePaul Alumni and Students Answer 50 Questions on Illinois Free Legal Answers

Eleven attorneys and 14 students answered 50 questions from people in need!

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Thank You to Ropes & Gray for Volunteering at the March Legal Prep Clinic

Thank you to attorneys from Ropes & Gray who volunteered at PILI’s Legal Prep Community Law Clinic on March 3rd! Nine volunteers assisted clients with legal needs including child support and landlord and tenant issues.

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Increasing Engagement in Pro Bono: Highlights from the 2020 Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable

On February 26th, representatives from Illinois corporate legal departments met at the offices of Charles River Associates for PILI’s annual Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable. This year, the group discussed increasing engagement in corporate pro bono programs.

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PILI Receives New Grant from American Bar Endowment

PILI is excited to announce that we received a new grant of $20,000 from the American Bar Endowment to purchase and implement Legal Server, a client management system.

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Read the February 2020 PILI Post

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/February-2020-PILI-Post–Find-Love-Through-Service.html?soid=1101376244828&aid=z8aRqX83YRI

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Davina DiPaolo, 2019 Law Student Intern

“Justice means access and equality for all.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Lode, 2019 Graduate Fellow

“Justice is being able to be heard, to tell your story. It means having a seat at the table and being able to get to the place you need to be in order to have your story hear.”

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Happy Valentine’s Day from PILI Alumni

Happy Valentine’s Day! We spoke with one of our PILI Alumni Couples, John and Jami Gekas, about their experience as PILIs and how their commitment to service plays a role in their relationships. Jami was a PILI Fellow at Legal Aid Chicago in 2001 and is now a partner at Foley & Lardner. John was […]

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