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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Five Volunteers Named to PILI’s 2021 Pro Bono Volunteer Honor Roll

As part of our 2021 virtual Annual Pro Bono Reception, we celebrated those named to PILI’s Pro Bono Volunteer Honor Roll. Those recognized through our Honor Roll have been chosen by PILI staff for their volunteer contributions through the pro bono opportunities available through PILI’s Pro Bono Program. We are so grateful to these extraordinary volunteers whom we regularly rely on to help individuals, families and communities in need.

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PILI Announces its 2021 Pro Bono Recognition Roster

On June 16th, as part of our Virtual Annual Pro Bono Reception, PILI will recognize the 47 law firms and corporations named to the 2021 Pro Bono Recognition Roster.

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Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: Highlights from the Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees Summit

On Thursday, April 15th PILI hosted a virtual summit of Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee Chairs. PILI’s Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees strive to increase equal access to justice by promoting and enhancing pro bono legal services within a specific judicial circuit and are led by local pro bono leaders in the community.

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PILI Receives Eviction Response Grant

PILI receives Eviction Response Grant from Illinois Equal Justice Foundation and Illinois Department of Human Services.

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Virtual Pro Bono: Highlights from the 2021 Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable

On March 10th, representatives from Illinois in-house corporate legal departments met online for PILI’s Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable. This year, the group discussed promoting pro bono in a virtual world.

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