PILI Celebrates National Volunteer Month

As part of National Volunteer Month, we want to express our gratitude to the many volunteers who help make equal access to justice a reality in Illinois!

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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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PILI Establishes Cross-Circuit Working Groups

PILI has established several new working groups to advance its efforts through its eleven Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees around the state.

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What a Celebration! Wrapping Up Pro Bono Week 2021

During the week of October 24th to 30th, PILI participated in the national celebration of Pro Bono Week. Celebrated annually and organized nationally by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, Pro Bono Week is intended to inspire even greater pro bono participation by lawyers throughout the nation. 

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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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Major Gift Helps Establish PILI’s Pro Bono Program Endowment Fund

Earlier this year, PILI received a significant donation from a former member of its Board of Directors in honor of one of PILI’s founders, Thomas Nicholson, and to establish an endowment fund to sustain and grow PILI’s Pro Bono Program.

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PILI Launches Two New Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees

PILI launched two new Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees in the Second and Twenty-Third Judicial Circuits in September.

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Pro Bono, Justice and Wellness: Highlights from the 2021 Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable

On September 22nd, law firm pro bono leaders met remotely for the Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable.

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Michael Bergmann is Special Guest Columnist for Illinois Courts Connect

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke invited PILI Executive Director Michael Bergmann to be a special guest columnist in the August 2021 edition of Illinois Courts Connect, the monthly newsletter of the Illinois Judicial Branch.

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PILI Partners with the Illinois Judges Association on Pro Bono

PILI has partnered with the Illinois Judges Association (IJA) to advance pro bono with the IJA’s membership over the next year.

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