She will work at Equip for Equality, advocating for victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking.
“My experience as a PILI Fellow has created my lasting belief that lawyers have the responsibility and duty to provide pro bono legal services to support the community’s needs.”
“There is a lot of administrative paperwork that creates barriers for people who aren’t lawyers and it’s intimidating to go to court without a lawyer. The least we can do is to help make the process easier.”
“I think that the sensitizing experience of a summer at a legal assistance agency for an Intern or Fellow is priceless. The creation of the ‘lifetime commitment’ is real and very important.”
The topic of both forums was “The Future of Pro Bono and How You Can Help.”
The pro bono collaboration of Rasho v. Walker drastically improved mental healthcare in Illinois prisons.
There are 16 Interns who hold positions created and funded by individuals and groups dedicated to promoting public interest law.
This year, 47 Law Student Interns and 76 Graduate Fellows will provide 41,600 hours of legal services.
Read some of the discussion topics and favorite take aways from the roundtable conversation.
PILI Invites All Chicago-Area Law Student Interns and Fellows to Our 2016 Educational Seminar Series
You can see a full seminar schedule and sign up for updates here!