“Knowing that my work impacts real people in need of legal assistance instilled in me a sense of responsibility that I will carry forward long after the end of the summer.”
“As lawyers, we represent an extremely privileged segment of society. With that privilege comes the responsibility to use our skills to better our communities and our world.”
Eleanor will be working at Equip for Equality, where she did her PILI Internship, to provide advocacy and direct representation to elementary school children with disabilities.
We spoke with three PILI Alumni Couples about their experience as PILIs and how their commitment to service plays a role in their relationships.
Thank you to the attorneys from Chapman and Culter LLP who volunteered at the February Legal Prep Community Law Clinic.
“I came to law school knowing I wanted to practice public interest law, and that my career, however it took shape, was going to be committed to helping those who need help the most. That commitment has only been enhanced by the Internship experiences PILI has allowed me to have.”
“I’m excited about becoming involved in other pro bono opportunities at Jones Day, and plan to continue public service advocacy in the Chicago community.”
“Through his pro bono work, Brij demonstrates the highest ideals of our profession – service, fairness and justice. As a Jenner & Block lawyer, he epitomizes our core values of commitment to pro bono work and community service. We are privileged to call him our colleague.”
“Susan embodies what PILI preaches: A lifelong commitment to public service.”
In working to give back to an organization that supported me and does so much to support the public interest legal community, I find that PILI continues to provide me unique opportunities to engage and connect.