PILI Elects Christopher Wells to PILI Board of Directors

“I have admired PILI’s mission and work since law school, and I am thrilled to join the board of this outstanding organization.”

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Kirkland & Ellis Assists Clients at November PILI Clinic

Four attorneys assisted three clients with legal problems including guardianship, eviction and other landlord/tenant issues.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Judge Michael Brandt (Ret.)

Doing pro bono work gives back, gives thanks, and does good.

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PILI Welcomes Jessica Schneider as 2019-2020 Alumni Network Leadership Council Chair

“The PILI Alumni are more than a network, it’s a community of people supporting each other.”

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PILI Welcomes Steven Trubac as 2019-2020 Young Professionals Board Chair

“I am extremely proud to be serving on this board of young professionals who all have a deep commitment and passion for being there.”

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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.

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Law Firm Leaders Discuss Increasing Pro Bono at Peoria Summit

On September 11th, the Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee held a summit for members of the judiciary, law firm leaders and other pro bono stakeholders met to discuss how to increase pro bono participation at their firms.

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PILI Elects Three New Board Members

At their July 2019 meeting, the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) board elected three new members with terms to start at the beginning of FY2020 on September 1, 2019 including Kimberly Barton of JPMorgan Chase, Melissa Picciola of Legal Aid Chicago and Trisha Rich of Holland & Knight.

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Support PILI with a Donation this Summer

Please make a donation today so that, together, we can fulfill our vision of making equal access to justice a reality for all.

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IBF, ILAO & PILI Announce Changes to Illinois Free Legal Answers

After establishing this project in Illinois in 2017 and building a solid foundation for its future, ILAO will transition the state administrator role for the site to PILI as of August 1, 2019. At that time, PILI will take over the day-to-day operations of the site including volunteer recruitment, management and training with the help of funding from the IBF.

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