Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of PILI’s Pro Bono Initiative

In 2024, PILI will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Pro Bono Initiative for the New Millennium.

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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 Recognized Five Attorneys During Pro Bono Week 2021

During virtual celebrations as part of our 2021 Pro Bono Week celebration, PILI recognized the extraordinary pro bono contributions of five attorneys through its Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees.

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Alexandra Sossa, Bilingual Executive Director of the Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP)

In celebration of Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month, PILI interviewed Alexandra Sossa, the Bilingual Executive Director of the Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) in Chicago. FLAP works statewide to improve working conditions and opportunities for very low income workers in numerous industries including farm, landscape and hospitality, regardless of immigration status. FLAP has played a […]

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Seven Volunteers Named to PILI’s Inaugural Pro Bono Volunteer Honor Roll

Seven volunteers were named to PILI’s inaugural Pro Bono Volunteer Honor Roll, announced and recognized on Thursday, June 18, 2020 during PILI’s virtual Annual Pro Bono Reception.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jencie Richtman

It’s been a very easy going experience volunteering for PILI. And the clients need help, so to me, volunteering for this organization is a no-brainer.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Abigail Fleming

If every lawyer in our community took on a small volunteer opportunity here or there during the year, we would see a much more efficient legal system.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Judge Michael Brandt (Ret.)

Doing pro bono work gives back, gives thanks, and does good.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Kincaid

It was such an easy way to provide pro bono assistance to individuals on my own time. You could do as many or as few questions as you wanted, as often as you wanted, on topics that were of interest, or that aligned with my current practice areas.

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund

“This is a great opportunity to provide a voice for these people and to do what we are all trained to do as lawyers – to represent the rights of someone who needs assistance in a very real and tangible way.”

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