2016 Distinguished Intern Alumni Award: Emily L. Seymore

“Emily is part of the next generation of lawyers who are not just talking about problems with our courts, but who is working to bring about systemic reform.”

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2016 Distinguished PILI Fellow Alumni Award: Kristen E. Hudson

“Kristen has a heart of gold and the tenacity of a tiger. A true believer in pro bono, she clearly has a lifetime commitment to it.”

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2016 Pro Bono Initiative Award: Pro Bono Network

“PBN has carved a niche for itself in expanding pro bono services through its ability to connect talented, service-minded attorneys with limited availability, with substantive volunteer opportunities they may not have otherwise discovered.”

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2016 Distinguished Public Service Award: Harold C. Hirshman

“Harold Hirshman is that rare attorney – an extraordinary litigator who also has a deep compassion for the disenfranchised.”

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PILI Internship Application System Open to First-Year Law Students

As of December 1st, 1L law students can apply through PILI’s website.

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PILI Alumni from Kirkland & Ellis Volunteer at Legal Prep Clinic

Thank you to PILI Alumni Ashley Kirkwood and Katherine Rhoades and PILI Alumni Council Chair Jordan Heinz.

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PILI Celebrates National Pro Bono Week Across the State

PILI hosted or co-sponsored at least one event through all six of the Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: John Adams, 2016 Graduate Fellow

“Above all, PILI gives my legal practice a sense of purpose – to ensure equal access to justice and equitable outcomes to all.”

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Public Interest Center

“I’m excited about the impact we might be able to have in Chicago, around the country and around the world.”

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PILI Board Member Spotlight: Traci Braun

“At PILI, we are growing the community of service folks and investing in the next generation of people committed to service.”

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