PILI Announces its 2019 Pro Bono Recognition Roster

This year, 48 law firms and corporations were named to the Recognition Roster.

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Getting Buy-In for Pro Bono: Highlights from the 2019 Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable

On April 24th, representatives from Illinois corporate legal departments met at the offices of Hinshaw & Culbertson for PILI’s annual Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable. This year, the group discussed getting buy-in and resources from their companies to increase the impact of pro bono programs.

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PILI’s Legal Help Within Project Reach Kicks Off with Successful First Clinic

On April 8th, PILI hosted the first Legal Help Within Reach Clinic in Sterling, Illinois. That morning, 16 volunteers from Rock Island’s Deere & Company, Lane & Waterman and Pepping, Balk, Kincaid & Olson took a bus to the YWCA of the Saulk Valley to meet with 11 clients about wills and powers of attorney. […]

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Making the Most of the Intern and Fellow Experience: Highlights from the 2019 Legal Service Agency Roundtable

On March 13th, representatives from Illinois public interest law agencies met at the offices of Katten Muchin Rosenman for PILI’s annual Legal Service Agency Roundtable.

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PILI Launching New Self-Represented Litigant Help Desk in Macon County Courthouse

This help desk is a project of the Public Interest Law Initiative’s Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee and is funded in part by the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation.

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Pro Se May Be a Solution, But it’s Also a Symptom: A Response to The Atlantic’s “The DIY Divorce”

This post is a response to the recent “DIY Divorce” article appearing in The Atlantic.

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Encouraging Pro Bono Throughout the Firm: Highlights from the 2019 Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable

On February 13th, representatives from Illinois law firms met at the offices of Baker McKenzie for PILI’s Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable where they discussed ways to encourage pro bono volunteerism throughout their firms. Topics included harnessing momentum for pro bono, onboarding for pro bono, making the case for pro bono to partners, and exploring innovative pro bono models.

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PILI Celebrates Pro Bono Week

Pro Bono Week 2018 was October 21st to October 27th this year and PILI celebrated with 11 events, 400 attendees, over a dozen awards and several pro bono opportunities!

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Guest Post: How PILI’s Pro Bono Program Helps Those in Need

With PILI’s assistance and leadership, we have made strides in meeting the needs of those who would not otherwise have a voice in the legal system.

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Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee Hosts Legal Answers Volunteer Program

On August 9th, the Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee co-sponsored a Free Legal Answers volunteer program at Tapella & Eberspacher in Charleston. 

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