“As a new lawyer there are so many things I do not know. But this system gives me power, and as I learn, I can use it for good.”
Our 13 new Alumni Class Representatives will help connect the 3,700 Alumni of PILI’s Internship and Fellowship Programs with all PILI’s Alumni Network has to offer.
We’re hosting an event for Alumni and friends of PILI! Order ON the Court will be Thursday, March 26th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come visit with other Alumni, watch the game, enjoy great food and win awesome prizes! Tickets are only $25 and include food and two drink tickets for craft beer, wine, martinis, or mixed drinks.
“It felt like I was a part of justice in action and it made me certain that practicing law was not only a privilege, but an honor, a wonderful avocation that could truly affect people’s lives.”
PILI’s Executive Director, Michael Bergmann, will be in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 4 and will be hosting a Happy Hour for DC-area PILI Alumni and friends. We hope you will join Michael and fellow Alumni to network with one another and to learn about what’s new with PILI!
Whether you’re an alum, a community partner, or someone interested in learning more about PILI, we hope you’ll join us for this fun night of watching basketball games with food, drinks, a raffle, and more.
Andrew co-chairs Jenner & Block’s Pro Bono Committee, and has dedicated more than 5,000 hours to pro bono matters, including work on several high-profile wrongful conviction cases.
“The PILI Fellowship was an amazing learning experience for me,” he states. “I wanted to help ensure that future Fellows had an experience similar to mine. I couldn’t think of a better way to stay involved than service as the Fellow Representative.”
As the Deputy Public Guardian in charge of the adult guardianship division of the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian, Charles Golbert has made public service a focal-point of his career for the past 23 years. Charles credits his PILI Fellowship for introducing him to a career in public interest law. “It’s fair to say that I owe my career to PILI,” he states.
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.