Introducing PILI Alumni Class Representatives!

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.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Colleen Bisher-Fry, 2009 Law Student Intern

“Interning at CGLA was my first opportunity to be in court, standing before the bench, asking for dates and arguing motions.”

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Order ON the Court! Get Your Tickets for Our March Event

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.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Liz Tracy, 2014 Intern

“Because of PILI, I was able to make a meaningful impact in the lives of families with children with disabilities, obtain practical experience in education law, and meet accomplished attorneys, judges, and future attorneys.”

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Calling All DC-Area PILI Alumni!

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!

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Tickets on sale now for Order ON the Court!

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.

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2014 PILI Intern Alumni Award: Matthew Jenkins

Matt handles and tries complex, significant and high-profile cases, and he is proud of the work he does on behalf of those clients. He is equally as proud of his cases that don’t make headlines, involving those often without a voice and without access to quality legal representation.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Militza Pagán, 2014 Intern

During her PILI Internship at BPI last summer, Militza worked primarily in their Public Housing and Political Reform departments. “I enjoyed the type of work that I did and the opportunities to learn about ways that lawyers can play a role in developing anti-poverty policies,” she said.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Betsy Shuman-Moore, 1981 PILI Intern

Dedicated to the public interest from the start, Betsy served for seven years as a staff attorney and legal director for the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities – the same organization where she completed her PILI Internship in 1981, before joining the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights where she now directs the Bias Violence and Fair Housing Projects.

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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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