Photos Now Available from PILI’s Annual Pro Bono Reception

On Wednesday, June 18th, over 250 members of the Illinois legal community gathered together in celebration at PILI’s Annual Pro Bono Reception. Photos from this year’s event are now available.

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Mark Grossmann, 1997 Fellow

“There are different ways to measure success. We always think of financial measures, but fulfillment is important too. Doing pro bono work is what helps me feel fulfilled as a lawyer.”

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Southern Illinois University School of Law

Beginning this fall, students at the Southern Illinois University School of Law will be required to complete 35 hours of pro bono work prior to graduation. This requirement is the first of its kind for a law school in Illinois.

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New Pro Bono Pledge Launched

PILI has launched a new Pro Bono Pledge for law firms and corporations across the state to honor and encourage their commitment to pro bono. The Pro Bono Pledge is being launched in individual judicial circuits in Illinois.

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Prairie State Legal Services

“Legal aid handles cases that affect basic human needs. A pro bono attorney can save a family’s home in the matter of a few hours, or keep someone safe from an abuser. Even working on one case in a year has a measureable impact on a person’s life.”

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Pro Bono Spotlight: United Airlines

“Apart from an attorney’s ethical obligation that comes with the license to practice law, the needs and rewards from giving back to the community and helping those in need are so great that everyone should be given the opportunity and resources to make it a priority.”

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Chicago Federal Government Pro Bono Program Honors PILI

At the Federal Government Pro Bono Fair on December 6, PILI was recognized for our efforts in advancing the Chicago Federal Government Pro Bono Program.

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2013 Pro Bono Initiative Award: DLA Piper

The recipient of PILI’s 2013 Pro Bono Initiative Award is DLA Piper (US) LLP. As one of the largest law firms in the world, DLA Piper develops, manages and delivers quality pro bono legal services in immense size, scale and scope.

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Pro Bono Week with PILI

PILI is co-sponsoring and participating in several events across the city, state, and even the country during National Pro Bono Week. We hope to see you at one or more of these events!

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Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice

The purpose of the Commission is as far-reaching as it is urgent: “to promote, facilitate, and enhance equal access to justice with an emphasis on access to the Illinois civil courts and administrative agencies for all people, particularly the poor and vulnerable.”

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