We’re hosting an event for Alumni and friends of PILI! Order ON the Court will be Thursday, March 26th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come visit with other Alumni, watch the game, enjoy great food and win awesome prizes! Tickets are only $25 and include food and two drink tickets for craft beer, wine, martinis, or mixed drinks.
PILI Alumni Spotlight: Patrick Gallagher, 2007 Fellow
“Working with the people at HDA showed me that diligent caring lawyers can have an enormous positive impact on the lives of many people and that many lawyers really do love their jobs. I also have enjoyed the opportunity to meet the many dedicated and talented lawyers affiliated with PILI.”
PILI Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Dykeman, 2004 Fellow
“Not only was it an incredible experience for me as a lawyer, as I was able to do a direct examination and the closing argument, it was also incredibly personally rewarding to assist a family in turmoil with such a difficult matter.”
PILI Alumni Spotlight: Katie Deibert, 2004 Fellow
“I believe an important part of being a lawyer is protecting the rights and interests of those who often do not have the resources to be heard. As a law student I participated in pro bono activities and worked with asylum seekers and refugees through my school’s immigration clinic. In private practice I have represented an asylum applicant and also worked on financing supportive housing projects.”
PILI Alumni Spotlight: Honorable Edmond Chang, 1994 Fellow
In December 2010, the Senate unanimously confirmed Edmond Chang as a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Judge Chang began service on the court in early January 2011, and was at that time the youngest federal judge in the nation.
PILI Alumni Spotlight: Paul Brown, 1992 Fellow
Paul says that “because of my positive PILI Fellowship experiences, when I entered private practice I did quite a bit of pro bono work at Kirkland, including the extended representation of a client in a multi-year prisoner civil rights case and have continued doing pro bono as an in-house lawyer.”
PILI Alumni Spotlight: Barbara R. Barreno, 2011 Fellow
“From the first day of my Fellowship, I was given a great amount of responsibility and had access to clients so I could immediately apply my skills to the organization’s cases.”