PILI will grant $312,000 to fund 60 Law Student Interns at 30 public interest law organizations across Illinois during the 2020-21 academic year and the summer of 2021. PILI’s Law Student Internship Program connects law students from across the country with public interest law agencies in Illinois and pays them for their work. PILI’s Law […]
PILI’s Board of Directors elected John Bourke for a two-year term as Board President beginning on September 1, 2020.
On September 1, 2020 PILI started a new fiscal year and welcomed new officers for two of our leadership bodies.
Thank you to our many supporters!
On August 25th, PILI’s Young Professionals Board hosted its Arcade for Legal Aid fundraiser. Originally planned for April, the event had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but thanks to the creativity and hard work of our YPB, the event was reimagined as a virtual gathering.
We didn’t know wide range of challenges we would soon face as a nation or the even greater difficulties those in need would face. But while this year has been totally unpredictable, the response itself has not been.
Illinois Free Legal Answers for Civil Appeals will be the first-ever virtual legal advice clinic for civil appeals in Illinois and will allow self-represented litigants to submit questions about their appeal through the Illinois Free Legal Answers platform (a project of the American Bar Association).
In December, we announced that our theme for 2020 would be “Defining Justice.” Little did we know what this year would have in store for all of us, and how much the notion of justice would be both emphasized and challenged.