Celebrate Pro Bono Week with PILI

The national celebration of Pro Bono Week is intended to inspire even greater pro bono participation by lawyers across the county. PILI hosts multiple events each year as part of the celebration.

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New Appellate Pro Bono Opportunity Coming this Fall

Illinois Free Legal Answers for Civil Appeals will be the first-ever virtual legal advice clinic for civil appeals in Illinois and will allow self-represented litigants to submit questions about their appeal through the Illinois Free Legal Answers platform (a project of the American Bar Association).

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Make a Nomination for a PILI Award

Award nominations are open.

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PILI Announces its 2020 Pro Bono Recognition Roster

This year, 47 law firms and corporations were named to the Recognition Roster.

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Illinois Bar Foundation to Renew $15,000 Grant to PILI

This helps fund the Pro Bono Initiative Program, including the work of our Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees.

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Op-Ed: Find Help in Legal Aid

Unemployment, domestic violence, missing rent and getting food stamps are not new issues, but they are becoming more common as the pandemic continues. While there are doctors and nurses taking care of sick patients, there are others on the sidelines willing to help others negatively impacted by the effects of the pandemic. One of these helpers is the legal aid lawyer.

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Op-Ed: Find Help in Legal Aid

Unemployment, domestic violence, missing rent and getting food stamps are not new issues, but they are becoming more common as the pandemic continues. While there are doctors and nurses taking care of sick patients, there are others on the sidelines willing to help others negatively impacted by the effects of the pandemic. One of these helpers is the legal aid lawyer.

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DePaul Alumni and Students Answer 50 Questions on Illinois Free Legal Answers

Eleven attorneys and 14 students answered 50 questions from people in need!

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Hepler Broom Attorneys Volunteer to Help Veterans at Legal Help Within Reach Clinic

On February 12th, PILI partnered with HeplerBroom, SIU Veteran’s Clinic and the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee to host a Legal Help Within Reach Clinic in Edwardsville, Illinois. Attorneys volunteered to help veterans apply for their medical and military records for the VA disability claims and appeals at this upcoming free legal clinic.

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Volunteer for Self-Represented Litigant Help Desks in 2020

Volunteers needed! Dates for 2020 Self-Represented Litigant Help Desks have been announced.

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