PILI Elects New Directors to Its Board of Directors

At its meeting on July 24, 2014, the PILI Board of Directors elected several new directors to its board. Those elected to serve included Karina Ayala-Bermejo of Metropolitan Family Services, Traci Braun of Exelon Corporation and Jonathan Jennings of Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP. Each of these attorneys have had impressive legal careers with demonstrated commitments to pro bono and public interest law.

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Two PILI Alumni Elected to PILI Board of Directors

At its meeting on July 24, 2014, the PILI Board of Directors elected several new directors to its board, including two who were former PILI Graduate Fellows. Those Alumni who were elected to serve were David Callahan of Latham & Watkins LLP and David Scriven-Young of Peckar & Abramson P.C.

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Lee Ann Russo of Jones Day Honored for Her Service to PILI

At its July 24, 2014 meeting, the PILI Board of Directors acknowledged 2012-14 PILI Board President, Lee Ann Russo of Jones Day, for her leadership and service to PILI. Lee Ann has served on PILI’s Board of Directors since 2006, serving as its president since 2012.

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Service Opportunities with PILI Alumni Network

Each year, PILI’s Alumni Network Leadership Council organizes service projects in partnership with PILI’s Participating Agencies to maintain the connection between PILI’s and the public interest law community. We are excited to share details with you about the following opportunities and events and we hope you will join us!

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Photos Now Available from PILI’s Annual Pro Bono Reception

On Wednesday, June 18th, over 250 members of the Illinois legal community gathered together in celebration at PILI’s Annual Pro Bono Reception. Photos from this year’s event are now available.

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PILI Announces Its 2014 Interns & Fellows

PILI’s summer 2014 class of 43 Law Student Interns and 65 Graduate Fellow will collectively contribute an additional 36,700 hours of legal services on behalf of thousands of low-income individuals and families.

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PILI Welcomes New Board Member John Amberg

John is the Assistant General Counsel and head of global litigation for Northern Trust Corporation, a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, banking solutions and fiduciary services for corporations, institutions and individuals worldwide.

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New PILI Newsletter May/June 2014

Get caught up on all the latest news from PILI, and look ahead with us to what’s coming up in our Law Student Internship, Graduate Fellowship, Alumni, and Pro Bono Initiative Programs.

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PILI Receives $50,000 Grant from the Polk Bros. Foundation

The Polk Bros. Foundation is the largest supporter of this program, with their grant covering the stipends for 9 summer Law Student Interns, plus costs associated with our summer educational and mentoring components of our program.

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New Pro Bono Pledge Launched

PILI has launched a new Pro Bono Pledge for law firms and corporations across the state to honor and encourage their commitment to pro bono. The Pro Bono Pledge is being launched in individual judicial circuits in Illinois.

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