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PILI Receives Renewed Support from Several Foundations

PILI has recently received renewed funding from several funders. We are so grateful for their continued support of PILI’s mission to engage, inspire and empower those advancing equal access to justice.

DuPage Bar Foundation

The DuPage Bar Foundation has granted PILI $1,000 to support both the Pro Bono Program and Law Student Internship Program in DuPage County. The DuPage Bar Foundation serves as the charitable arm of the DuPage County Bar Association providing charitable contributions, law school scholarships, opportunities for community service and assistance for members in need.

Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN)

PILI is grateful to the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation for their renewed $42,500 grant to support PILI’s ongoing participation in the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN). IL-AFLAN provides civil legal services across Illinois to veterans, active-duty military, their spouses, and dependents. Through IL-AFLAN, PILI is responsible for accepting referrals through the Network and placing them with pro bono attorneys in 101 counties in Illinois, excluding Cook County. PILI recruits volunteer attorneys, provides training and support, and offers malpractice coverage.

Illinois Bar Foundation

The Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF) is a longtime supporter of PILI and its statewide work through our Pro Bono Program. PILI is grateful to the Illinois Bar Foundation for their renewed support in the amount of $17,500. We share the IBF’s mission to enhance the availability of justice for those without attorneys, and through these programs we work to promote pro bono throughout the state.

Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division

PILI received renewed support of $6,500 from the ISBA YLD Children’s Assistance Fund to support the ISBA YLD Named Law Student Intern in Summer 2023. Through this fund, the ISBA YLD, in concert with the Illinois Bar Foundation, seeks to provide grants to organizations across the state related to children and law. PILI is grateful to the ISBA YLD for its longtime support of PILI and our Law Student Internship Program and the increase in our grant to match the increase in our Internship stipend.

Jerome Mirza Foundation

The Jerome Mirza Foundation has increased its grant to PILI $35,000 to support our efforts to expand and enhance public interest law and pro bono service in Illinois outside of Chicago. Jerome Mirza, a 1963 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, was a leader in the field of trial advocacy and in the legal profession throughout his long career. This grant supports PILI’s Law Student Internship Program across the state, as well as the work of our Pro Bono Program to promote and expand pro bono across Illinois.

Polk Bros. Foundation

PILI is thrilled to announce that the Polk Bros Foundation has renewed their grant of $55,000. This grant will support our Law Student Internship Program, by funding a total of nine Summer Interns, including the Nikki Will Stein Honorary Intern and the Polk Bros. Foundation Named Intern. Learn more about our Honorary, Memorial & Named Interns » PILI is so grateful to the Polk Bros Foundation for its longstanding support of PILI and the Law Student Internship Program.

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