Attendees at our July 14th Roundtable discussed law school pro bono programs and supporting public interest law students.
“There is a lot of administrative paperwork that creates barriers for people who aren’t lawyers and it’s intimidating to go to court without a lawyer. The least we can do is to help make the process easier.”
Read some of the discussion topics and favorite take aways from the roundtable conversation.
Judge Lisa Wilson received the Business/Professions Award from the Women’s Fund of Central Illinois at their Women to Women Leader Luncheon on May 17th.
“Clinics give incredibly valuable experience to law students, and at the same time serve a need in the community.”
Speakers shared timely and practical resources for effectively supervising law student interns, fellows, externs and pro bono volunteers.
Advisors from PILI’s Alumni Network or Board of Directors are matched with current Interns and Fellows.
Twenty-eight attorneys attended this training and can now volunteer to handle pro bono family law matters.
This year, we discussed casting a wide net and creatively exploring all available resources when building a pro bono program.