Summer 2017 Internship and Fellowship Applications Now Open!

2Ls can apply now for summer Law Student Internships, and graduates can apply for Graduate Fellowships on PILI’s website. 1Ls will be able to apply on December 1st.

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PILI Hosts Annual Program on Public Interest Law for Law Students

About 115 law students attended the two events in Chicago and St. Louis.

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Thank You to Brinks Gilson & Lione for Volunteering at Legal Prep Clinic

This is the second time Brinks has volunteered at the clinic and we are grateful for their commitment to pro bono.

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Introducing 2016 Board and Alumni Network Leadership Council Representatives

Lindsey Schmeidler, John Adams, Megan Harkins and Rebecca Canary-King will serve as 2016 Representatives.

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PILI Hosts CLE in Peoria Through Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee

Topics included “Making the Most of Mentoring” and “Guardianships, Wills and Advance Directives”

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PILI to Fund $260,000 in Public Interest Law Student Internship Grants in 2017

These grants will fund 56 Law Student Interns at 27 public interest law organizations across Illinois.

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Reed Smith Adopts September Legal Prep Clinic

Four attorneys assisted six low-income clients with legal issues such as adult guardianships, divorces and landlord/tenent disputes.

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PILI Hosts Forum on Pro Bono in the Sixth Judicial Circuit

This panel discussion explored the need for free legal assistance for individuals and families living in poverty in the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Laurie Mikva, 1982 Law Student Intern

“I have found that my passions are working on justice gap issues. I feel very lucky to have been able to spend my legal career in various public service endeavors.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Shawna Boothe, 2013 Graduate Fellow

“My commitment to service is at the center of my legal practice. I find my community service and pro bono work to be deeply rewarding, and a way to give my time and skills to improve the court system, the legal profession and the lives of the people we serve.”

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