January 5, 2015
Issue 37

Dear Shana,

Happy New Year from PILI! This month's spotlights showcase our 2014 Annual Awards Luncheon award recipients. Whether or not you were able to join us for this event and hear from our award recipients in person, we hope you feel inspired by the incredible work they are doing to expand access to justice. And in this month's Board Member Spotlight, you can get to know our immediate past board president, who has done some inspiring pro bono work herself! We also invite you to keep up with the latest PILI news on our website, or check us out on social media - we're on Facebook and LinkedIn.


As always, thank you for your involvement with PILI and for your support!


Yours truly, 


The Staff of the Public Interest Law Initiative


Intern Alumni Spotlight: 
2014 Award Recipient Matthew Jenkins

Matt handles and tries complex, significant and high-profile cases, and he is proud of the work he does on behalf of those clients. He is equally as proud of his cases that don't make headlines, involving those often without a voice and without access to quality legal representation. Read more » 
Fellow Alumni Spotlight: 
2014 Award Recipient Andrew Vail

Andrew co-chairs Jenner & Block's Pro Bono Committee, and has dedicated more than 5,000 hours to pro bono matters, including work on several high-profile wrongful conviction cases. Read more » 
Pro Bono Spotlight: 
2014 Award Recipient Dentons US LLP

Dentons has a long and proud tradition of serving the public interest through pro bono legal services, partnerships with nonprofit organizations, community volunteerism, environmental sustainability projects and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Read more » 
PILI Board Member Spotlight: 
Lee Ann Russo, Jones Day

The immediate past president of PILI's Board of Directors is Lee Ann Russo, partner at Jones Day. "I became such a believer in the ability of the Pro Bono Initiative to facilitate the growth of pro bono work by law firms, corporations and law schools that I quickly became a PILI fan," she says. Read more » 
About PILI:


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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