“It felt like I was a part of justice in action and it made me certain that practicing law was not only a privilege, but an honor, a wonderful avocation that could truly affect people’s lives.”
Whether you’re an alum, a community partner, or someone interested in learning more about PILI, we hope you’ll join us for this fun night of watching basketball games with food, drinks, a raffle, and more.
Interested applicants can find useful information on our website about how to apply for Internships or Fellowships, as well as a list of legal service agencies hosting PILI Interns and Fellows and their position descriptions.
Join the Summer 2015 class of new associates dedicated to pro bono! PILI’s Graduate Fellowship Program places new associates from Chicago law firms at legal service agencies, where they work 300 hours during the summer or fall before starting at their firms.
“The PILI Fellowship was an amazing learning experience for me,” he states. “I wanted to help ensure that future Fellows had an experience similar to mine. I couldn’t think of a better way to stay involved than service as the Fellow Representative.”
2Ls can now apply for PILI’s Summer 2015 Law Student Internship Program, and 3Ls whose firms offer the Graduate Fellowship Program can also now apply. The application period for 1Ls opens December 1.
As the Deputy Public Guardian in charge of the adult guardianship division of the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian, Charles Golbert has made public service a focal-point of his career for the past 23 years. Charles credits his PILI Fellowship for introducing him to a career in public interest law. “It’s fair to say that I owe my career to PILI,” he states.
PILI’s summer 2014 class of 43 Law Student Interns and 65 Graduate Fellow will collectively contribute an additional 36,700 hours of legal services on behalf of thousands of low-income individuals and families.
“There are different ways to measure success. We always think of financial measures, but fulfillment is important too. Doing pro bono work is what helps me feel fulfilled as a lawyer.”