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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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Nora Cygan, 2019 Law Student Intern

“Since my Internship has ended, I am more eager than ever to work hard to help clients achieve the best possible representation.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Shenna Johnson, 2019 Graduate Fellow

“I will ensure that pro bono is not an afterthought, but rather, a consistent component of my practice.”

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PILI Welcomes Jessica Schneider as 2019-2020 Alumni Network Leadership Council Chair

“The PILI Alumni are more than a network, it’s a community of people supporting each other.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Maria Kutnick, 2004 PILI Intern

“I’m so thankful that I was selected as a PILI Intern. It was the impetus for my legal career.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Varona Garcia, 2018 Law Student Intern

PILI is excited to welcome Patricia Varona Garcia to our Alumni Network Leadership Council as the 2018 Law Student Intern Alumni Representative. Each year, PILI appoints one Intern and one Fellow from the most recent class to serve on the council for a two-year term. Patricia is a second-year law student at the John Marshall […]

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Varona Garcia, 2018 Law Student Intern

PILI is excited to welcome Patricia Varona Garcia to our Alumni Network Leadership Council as the 2018 Law Student Intern Alumni Representative. Each year, PILI appoints one Intern and one Fellow from the most recent class to serve on the council for a two-year term. Patricia is a second-year law student at the John Marshall […]

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Nidhi Narielwala, 2018 Graduate Fellow

“My PILI Fellowship was the perfect start to my career after law school. It gave me valuable insight into the hardships faced by indigent and minority communities when dealing with the judicial system.”

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