“Being a member of the YPB has both given me an even greater insight into the incredible importance of legal aid, and highlighted the other opportunities available for non-public-interest lawyers to support the tireless work being done by public interest lawyers across the state.”
Attorneys from Mayer Brown volunteered at the Legal Prep Community Law Clinic on Tuesday, March 6th.
Last week, 30 representatives from Illinois public interest law agencies met at Perkins Coie for PILI’s annual Legal Service Agency Roundtable where they discussed strategies to engage law students, recent graduates and attorney volunteers in agency work.
“Knowing that my work impacts real people in need of legal assistance instilled in me a sense of responsibility that I will carry forward long after the end of the summer.”
“As lawyers, we represent an extremely privileged segment of society. With that privilege comes the responsibility to use our skills to better our communities and our world.”
Eleanor will be working at Equip for Equality, where she did her PILI Internship, to provide advocacy and direct representation to elementary school children with disabilities.
We spoke with three PILI Alumni Couples about their experience as PILIs and how their commitment to service plays a role in their relationships.
Pilot is important first step to filling justice gap for low-income people with legal needs.
The ABA, ISBA and ACS are currently seeking nominations for their 2018 awards.
“PILI is a great organization and I am proud to be a member of its Board of Directors.”