“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.”
Thanks to Mayer Brown for Adopting PILI’s March Legal Clinic
Attorneys from Mayer Brown volunteered at the Legal Prep Community Law Clinic on Tuesday, March 6th.
Strategies for Engaging Volunteers: Takeaways from the 2018 Legal Service Agency Roundtable
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.
PILI Alumni Spotlight: Margaret Kamm, 2017 PILI Intern
“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.”
PILI Alumni Spotlight: Marlow Svatek, 2014 Law Student Intern & 2017 Graduate Fellow
“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.”
Skadden Fellowship Awarded to PILI Alum Eleanor Kittilstad
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.
PILI Alumni Couples Talk Service and Relationships
We spoke with three PILI Alumni Couples about their experience as PILIs and how their commitment to service plays a role in their relationships.
PILI Launches Conflict of Interest Pro Bono Referral Program in Tenth Circuit
Pilot is important first step to filling justice gap for low-income people with legal needs.
Call for Nominations for Pro Bono Awards
The ABA, ISBA and ACS are currently seeking nominations for their 2018 awards.
Public Interest Law Initiative Welcomes Louis Fogel as Newest Board Member
“PILI is a great organization and I am proud to be a member of its Board of Directors.”