At the Federal Government Pro Bono Fair on December 6, PILI was recognized by Laura Klein, Pro Bono Manager at the Department of Justice, with a commendation for PILI’s efforts in advancing the Chicago Federal Government Pro Bono Program:
“Over the last seven years, you have served as our guide through the Chicago legal services community, our mentor for issues related to Illinois law, and a constant resource and enthusiast as we progressed. It has been our distinct privilege and pleasure to work with you. Indeed, the Chicago Federal Government Pro Bono Program would likely not exist today without your guidance, hard work and support.”
PILI Executive Director Michael Bergmann also gave the keynote speech at the Pro Bono Fair, highlighting the 2013 amendments to Illinois Rules that expand pro bono opportunities for attorneys admitted outside of Illinois.