This year, 48 law firms and corporations were named to the Recognition Roster.
United Airlines has been a longtime supporter of PILI and this year has increased their donation to sponsor their first Named PILI Internship.
PILI is grateful to the Chicago Community Trust for providing a new grant of $4,000 to PILI to help fund the 2019 Educational Seminar Series.
This summer, 22 Law Student Interns hold Named or Honorary Internshippositions, which are created and funded by individuals and groups dedicated to promoting public interest law.
In celebration of Law Day, PILI hosted several Legal Answers Pro Bono Clinics to train lawyers on how to answer civil legal questions posted on Illinois Legal Aid Online’s Legal Answers website.
PILI is so grateful to the John F. Smiekel Foundation for supporting PILI for the first time with a $16,500 grant.
PILI is grateful to the Chicago Bar Foundation for pledging an increased $24,000 to fund two school-year and three summer Internship stipends.
Current budget proposals ask for the elimination of LSC and PSLF, two incredibly important programs that are instrumental to ensuring equal access to justice.
This article, written by PILI Executive Director Michael Bergmann and PILI Program Manager Brent Page, originally appeared as a feature on www.americanbar.org.
“As a director on PILI board, I hope to be able to make a difference in the lives of those in need by making access to legal services a priority.”