Calling All DC-Area PILI Alumni!

PILI’s Executive Director, Michael Bergmann, will be in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 4 and will be hosting a Happy Hour for DC-area PILI Alumni and friends. We hope you will join Michael and fellow Alumni to network with one another and to learn about what’s new with PILI!

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Tickets on sale now for Order ON the Court!

Whether you’re an alum, a community partner, or someone interested in learning more about PILI, we hope you’ll join us for this fun night of watching basketball games with food, drinks, a raffle, and more.

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PILI Alum Rachel Brady Receives Prestigious Skadden Fellowship

For her fellowship, Rachel will work at Equip for Equality focusing on representing youth with disabilities in, or transitioning out of, Illinois juvenile justice facilities and Chicago’s alternative schools.

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2014 Fellow Alumni Award: Andrew Vail

Andrew co-chairs Jenner & Block’s Pro Bono Committee, and has dedicated more than 5,000 hours to pro bono matters, including work on several high-profile wrongful conviction cases.

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2014 PILI Intern Alumni Award: Matthew Jenkins

Matt handles and tries complex, significant and high-profile cases, and he is proud of the work he does on behalf of those clients. He is equally as proud of his cases that don’t make headlines, involving those often without a voice and without access to quality legal representation.

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PILI Welcomes New Alumni Network Leadership Council Members

PILI is delighted to announce that along with the 2014 Intern and Fellow Representatives, seven new members have recently joined our Alumni Network Leadership Council.

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PILI Alumni Network Service Opportunity: Legal Prep Community Law Clinic

The PILI Alumni Network is partnering with Legal Prep Charter Academies and Chicago Volunteer Legal Services to offer the Legal Prep Community Law Clinic, a community-based clinic for the student families and neighbors of Legal Prep in the Garfield Park neighborhood.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Kyle Shires, 2014 PILI Fellow

“The PILI Fellowship was an amazing learning experience for me,” he states. “I wanted to help ensure that future Fellows had an experience similar to mine. I couldn’t think of a better way to stay involved than service as the Fellow Representative.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Militza Pagán, 2014 Intern

During her PILI Internship at BPI last summer, Militza worked primarily in their Public Housing and Political Reform departments. “I enjoyed the type of work that I did and the opportunities to learn about ways that lawyers can play a role in developing anti-poverty policies,” she said.

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Three PILI Alumni Named to List of 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch in 2014

They were chosen from more than 1,400 nominations from across the state for their intelligence, passion, success in the office, desire to help the community, and willingness to work hard at one of the country’s most important professions.

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