Award nominations are now open for PILI’s annual awards and for Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee awards.
Happy Valentine’s Day from PILI Alumni
Happy Valentine’s Day! We spoke with one of our PILI Alumni Couples, John and Jami Gekas, about their experience as PILIs and how their commitment to service plays a role in their relationships. Jami was a PILI Fellow at Legal Aid Chicago in 2001 and is now a partner at Foley & Lardner. John was […]
PILI Alumni Spotlight: Nora Cygan, 2019 Law Student Intern
“Since my Internship has ended, I am more eager than ever to work hard to help clients achieve the best possible representation.”
PILI Alumni Spotlight: Shenna Johnson, 2019 Graduate Fellow
“I will ensure that pro bono is not an afterthought, but rather, a consistent component of my practice.”
2019 Distinguished Intern Alumni Award: Candace Moore
“Candace is brilliant, dynamic, strategic, and deeply passionate about racial equity, especially on behalf of children of color in our city and state. Candace is not only a rising star in Chicago but increasingly recognized nationally as a leading voice for racial equity in government and across sectors.”
2019 Distinguished Fellow Alumni Award: Kyle Palazzolo
“Kyle gives without limit, he lends a hand without needing to be asked, and he is one of the people we can call on at a moment’s notice to come alongside us in support.”
Kirkland & Ellis Assists Clients at November PILI Clinic
Four attorneys assisted three clients with legal problems including guardianship, eviction and other landlord/tenant issues.
Reed Smith Attorney Volunteer at Legal Prep Community Law Clinic
Thank you to attorneys from Reed Smith LLP who volunteered at PILI’s Legal Prep Community Law Clinic in September! They spent the evening assisting low-income clients with legal issues including minor guardianship, landlord-tenant dispute and decedent’s estate.
Eight PILI Alumni Receive 2019 Equal Justice Works Fellowships
Equal Justice Works recently announced the 2019 Fellows and we were excited to learn that eight PILI Alumni are part of the class! The Equal Justice Works Fellowship is a program that funds public interest attorneys for two years while they work on a specific project at a host agency.
PILI Alumni Spotlight: Maria Kutnick, 2004 PILI Intern
“I’m so thankful that I was selected as a PILI Intern. It was the impetus for my legal career.”