cultivating a lifelong commitment
to public interest law and pro bono service
within the Illinois legal community
News Digest - June 2015

Join us for our Annual Pro Bono Reception on June 17th

Celebrate pro bono with PILI on Wednesday, June 17th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Ivy Room at Tree Studios in Chicago. Tickets are on sale now. Read more


Follow PILI on Twitter!

PILI is happy to announce we are now on Twitter! Follow us: @PILI_Tweets!


Register for the PILI Alumni CLE & Advising Program Reception on June 10th

Members of PILI's Alumni Network, the 2015 class of Interns and Fellows, and members of PILI's Board of Directors are all invited to attend.   Read more


Register now for PILI's Law School Pro Bono Roundtable on July 8th

This year, we will discuss how to engage and motivate public interest law students by providing them with pro bono opportunities and resources. Read more


Set a Date for PILI to Meet Your Summer Associates

If your firm sponsors PILI Graduate Fellows, we would love to come speak with your summer associates about our Graduate Fellowship Program. Read more


Save the Date for Upcoming PILI Pro Bono Events

PILI will host our Illinois Forum on Pro Bono in Chicago on October 8, 2015 at the Chicago Bar Association, and our Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable on November 4, 2015 at Sidley Austin LLP.


Sign Up for the Legal Prep Community Law Clinic on August 11th

The Legal Prep Community Law Clinic takes place at Legal Prep from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Read more

PILI Welcomes Summer 2015 Interns and Fellows

This summer, 44 Law Student Interns and 77 Graduate Fellows will provide over 40,000 hours of legal services at PILI's Participating Agencies.   Read more

Donors Fund Special Named and Honorary Interns

Special funding commitments from individuals and groups dedicated to promoting public interest law have created 13 Named and Honorary Internships.  Read more

All Law Student Interns Invited to Attend PILI Summer Programming

Public interest interns not receiving PILI funding can sign up to receive weekly notices about upcoming programs.  Read more

Pro Bono Pledge Launches in Illinois

The Pro Bono Pledge encourages and recognizes lawyers providing free legal assistance to low-income individuals and families.  Read more

PILI's Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee Hosts Advance Directives Clinics

Pro bono attorneys served 22 seniors and people with disabilities in the Quad Cities area.  Read more

Volunteer Attorneys in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Celebrating Law Day at Local High Schools

Attorneys of the Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee volunteered in their local high schools to celebrate Law Day, which occurs every year on May 1st.  Read more 

PILI Hosts Forum on Pro Bono in Edwardsville on April 24th

More than 40 attorneys in Illinois' Third Judicial Circuit attended to discuss the future of pro bono and how to get involved.  Read more

PILI's mission is to cultivate a lifelong commitment to public interest law and pro bono service within the Illinois legal community to expand the availability of legal services for people, families and communities in need. PILI envisions a legal community with a deeply rooted culture of service, where law students, lawyers and legal professionals at all stages of their careers engage in public interest law or pro bono work, and remain committed to addressing the unmet legal needs of the poor and underrepresented.

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Chicago, IL 60654


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