PILI is so grateful to the law firms and corporations who have scheduled the first official Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinics in 2020!
State Farm, Haynes and Boone and Paul Hastings to Host Upcoming Quarter’s PILI Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinics
Eleven attorneys and 14 students answered 50 questions from people in need!
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.
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.
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.
“Justice means access and equality for all.”
“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.”
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 […]
On February 12th, PILI partnered with HeplerBroom, SIU Veteran’s Clinic and the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee to host a Legal Help Within Reach Clinic in Edwardsville, Illinois. Attorneys volunteered to help veterans apply for their medical and military records for the VA disability claims and appeals at this upcoming free legal clinic.