Eleven attorneys and 14 students answered 50 questions from people in need!
On February 26th, representatives from Illinois corporate legal departments met at the offices of Charles River Associates for PILI’s annual Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable. This year, the group discussed increasing engagement in corporate pro bono programs.
On February 12th, PILI partnered with HeplerBroom, SIU Veteran’s Clinic and the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee to host a Legal Help Within Reach Clinic in Edwardsville, Illinois. Attorneys volunteered to help veterans apply for their medical and military records for the VA disability claims and appeals at this upcoming free legal clinic.
Thank you to attorney volunteers from AT&T for participating in their first Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinic on February 10th! A project of the American Bar Association, Free Legal Answers is a secure website where low-income Illinoisans can ask a lawyer for help with a civil legal issue. Volunteer lawyers then log onto the site […]
Thanks to attorneys at Deere & Company who adopted the February Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinic on February 5th and answered 8 questions from people in need!
Thank you to the Asian American Bar Association and McDermott Will & Emery for hosting the Illinois Free Legal Answers Clinic on January 30thand answering 19 legal questions from people in need!
Each year, PILI holds several Pro Bono Forums and Roundtables to bring together pro bono leaders from law firms, corporations, legal service agencies and law schools.
On November 4th, 12 volunteers from the area assisted 10 clients who had recently received a home from Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Peoria Area.
On Saturday, October 19th, volunteer attorneys in Springfield filed requests to expunge/seal criminal records for 125 cases at the Sangamon County Expungement Summit.
On October 7th, PILI hosted a Legal Help Within Reach Clinic in Rockford, Illinois. That morning, 11 volunteers from Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago took a bus to the Rockford Mass Transit District to meet with 14 clients to discuss special education needs. Special thanks to Equp for Equality and RA