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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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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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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March PILI Post 2021: Spring has Sprung as PILI Leaps Forward

What we’ve been up to this month.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

Happy International Women’s Day! Women have been a huge part of the legal profession, but they haven’t always been welcome. Additionally, many of the rights women in the United States have today had to be fought for in the courtroom. We listed some of the key historical women and cases here. Read more about women […]

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February 2021 PILI Post: We’re Hiring & Other News

See what we’ve been up to in this month’s newsletter.

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PILI Launches Illinois Pro Bono Research Alliance

Have you ever hesitated in accepting a pro bono matter that you believe would require significant research in order for you to help? Perhaps it is an area of law that you do not regularly practice, or the case includes a complex legal issue, or you’re just short on time. The Public Interest Law Initiative […]

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PILI is Now Hiring an Additional Managing Attorney

The Managing Attorney will serve as a member of PILI’s Programs Team, with primary responsibility for managing PILI’s statewide efforts to expand and enhance pro bono.

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