PILI Alumna Elizabeth Lewis Elected to Board of Directors

Elizabeth is a partner at McDermott Will & Emery and the Chair of PILI’s Alumni Network Leadership Council.

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PILI Alumna Amanda Walsh Receives Prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship

Amanda will work at the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago to establish the Family Preservation Project.

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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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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: Liz Tracy, 2014 Intern

“Because of PILI, I was able to make a meaningful impact in the lives of families with children with disabilities, obtain practical experience in education law, and meet accomplished attorneys, judges, and future attorneys.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Taylor Whitten, 2014 Fellow

“It felt like I was a part of justice in action and it made me certain that practicing law was not only a privilege, but an honor, a wonderful avocation that could truly affect people’s lives.”

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PILI Featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Article on Community Law Clinic

“Rather Stanton, development director and co-founder at Legal Prep, said the community law clinic is “one of the more important things that we do and are doing” for West Garfield Park and nearby neighborhoods.”

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Press Release: PILI Launches Community Law Clinic at Legal Prep Charter Academy

“Legal Prep strives to be a cornerstone for positive change in the West Garfield Park community, and we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with PILI, PILI’s Alumni Network Leadership Council, and CVLS to build another bridge between the school and the community,” says Rather Stanton, Legal Prep’s Development Director & Co-Founder.

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PILI Alumna and Board Member Reena Bajowala Receives Leadership Award

Reena Bajowala, who was a PILI Intern and a PILI Fellow and currently serves on PILI’s Board of Directors, has been named a 2015 recipient of Womenetics’ POW! Awards, honoring women who demonstrate business leadership and community impact.

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