June PILI Post 2021: Celebrating Pro Bono

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PILI Welcomes New Administrative Coordinator Mariel Lopez-Cruz

PILI is excited to welcome Mariel E. Lopez-Cruz, who has joined the PILI team as the Administrative Coordinator and is based in Chicago. She is responsible for providing administrative support to PILI staff and its programs. Mariel graduated in June 2021 from Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies and Minor in […]

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Meet the 2021 Class of Summer Interns and Fellows

PILI is excited to welcome the 2021 class of summer Interns and Fellows! This year, 46 summer Law Student Interns and 63 Graduate Fellows will provide 37,300 hours of legal services. Summer 2021 Law Student Interns include rising 2Ls and 3Ls. They will each provide 400 hours of legal services at 30 legal service agencies, […]

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May PILI Post 2021: : Getting Ready for Summer

As summer nears we are getting excited to welcome our 2021 Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows. We are also getting ready for our Virtual Annual Pro Bono Reception on June 16th, which will feature a pro bono virtual tour of Illinois and is free for all to attend.

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Zurich North America Sponsors First Named PILI Internship

Zurich North America, a provider of insurance products and services to businesses and individuals, is sponsoring its first Named PILI Internship in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the company’s pro bono program. The sponsored Intern will work at Equip for Equality, a nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the human and civil rights […]

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Spotlighting Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

To recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, PILI will be spotlighting a few of the many Asian American and Pacific Islander attorneys who had a significant impact on equal access to justice in the United States. Each week, we will spotlight one of the influential attorneys below. We hope you will join us in recognizing the life, work, and legacies of Hong Yon Chen, Dalip Singh Saund, Patsy Mink and Laura Ch-Yu Liu. 

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PILI is Hiring an Administrative Coordinator

PILI is hiring an Administrative Coordinator, which is a full-time position responsible for providing administrative support to PILI staff and its programs. This position works collaboratively with all staff but reports to the Executive Director. This is a perfect position for a self-starting individual who possesses a positive attitude, has a high attention to detail, […]

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April PILI Post 2021: Helping Those in Need and Having Fun Along the Way

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PILI Celebrates National Volunteer Month

We are so grateful to the many volunteers who help make equal access to justice a reality in Illinois! Over the last year, 80 attorneys participated in one of PILI’s Pro Bono Opportunities and 266 attorneys answered questions on Illinois Free Legal Answers. Many others have volunteered by serving on one of our Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees, presenting at CLEs or our educational seminars, or serving as advisors for our Interns and Fellows. We are so grateful to all those who participate!

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Abigail Causer Joins PILI as New Managing Attorney

PILI is thrilled to welcome Abigail Causer, who joined the PILI team as a Managing Attorney and is based in Champaign. Abigail Causer will be responsible for helping PILI to expand and enhance pro bono legal assistance in the southern part of Illinois by overseeing the work of PILI’s Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees, Illinois […]

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