Illinois Legal Community Unites to Address Current Immigration Crisis

As new arrivals continue to come to Illinois from the U.S.-Mexico border, many Illinois legal aid organizations are assisting them to ensure they have access to the rights they are entitled to and empowering them with information. This page has information on how the legal community can help.

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PILI is a National Leader in ABA Free Legal Answers 2023 Summary Report

The American Bar Association 2023 Summary Report indicates PILI in Illinois remains a national leader for the virtual online legal clinic.

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Volunteers Needed For Upcoming & Ongoing Pro Bono Opportunities

PILI provides a variety of pro bono opportunities for lawyers, law students and legal professionals across the state of Illinois for which we are actively seeking volunteers.

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Illinois Ranks #1 for Number of ABA Free Legal Answers Volunteer Attorneys

According to the ABA Free Legal Answers February 2023 Report, Illinois is now number 1 in the nation for number of volunteer attorneys registered since the Free Legal Answers launch in 2016. Illinois now has registered 1,077 volunteer attorneys. Thank you to all of our incredible volunteers who help cultivate a community of service across Illinois by helping further access to justice.

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PILI Provides a Wide Range of CLE Programming

As an accredited MCLE provider, PILI produces CLE programming throughout the year for its pro bono volunteers and others joining PILI in advancing equal access to justice in Illinois.

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Take a Tour of PILI’s Pro Bono Opportunities

At PILI’s 2022 Annual Pro Bono Reception on June 15th, we took our guests on a tour of the pro bono opportunities available through PILI’s Pro Bono Program.

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PILI Provides Valuable CLE Programming to Statewide Pro Bono Volunteers

In 2021, PILI had 235 attendees at its Virtual Pro Bono CLE Series offered to pro bono volunteers across the state and over seven sessions.

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Volunteers Needed in the Third, Sixth & Tenth Judicial Circuits

PILI provides a variety of pro bono opportunities for lawyers, law students and legal professionals across the state of Illinois. As we kick of 2022, we are spotlighting of few of these opportunities for which we are actively seeking pro bono volunteers at this time in the Third, Sixth & Tenth Judicial Circuits.

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Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinics Contribute to Record Number of Questions Answered

Several organizations hosted virtual Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinics to celebrate Pro Bono Week at the end of October. Together with other volunteers, these clinics contributed to a record breaking number of questions – 407 – being answered in a single month.   Thank you to these organizations for hosting clinics in October! Chapman and […]

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Seeking Volunteer Attorneys for New Appellate Pro Bono Opportunity

This is the first-ever legal help desk for civil appeals in Illinois, which allows self-represented litigants to submit questions about their appeal through the Illinois Free Legal Answers platform for which PILI is the state administrator.

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