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to public interest law and pro bono service
within the Illinois legal community
May 2016 PILI Spotlights

Soon we will be welcoming our 2016 summer class of Interns and Fellows, so we wanted to check in with some of our Alumni who completed their PILIs over 30 years ago. These  two Alumni have embarked on very different career paths in public interest law, showcasing some of the possibilities available for our current class.  Then, our Pro Bono Spotlight looks at some of the legal clinics at The John Marshall Law School where PILI Fellows will be working this summer. For our Board Member S potlight, you can read about one of our past Board Presidents and current Chair of the Marketing & Communications Committee. 

As we work to cultivate a lifelong commitment to public interest law and pro bono service within our 2016 class of PILIs, we hope you enjoy looking at some of the work being done in the field today.

Yours truly, 

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"To me, lawyers exist to help people who need help. The 'haves' are always going to do okay, but there are a lot of people who are in need. In our society, lawyers can play a critical role."

"My experience as a PILI Fellow gave me the opportunity to see impact litigation in a legal services setting first hand. Most importantly, it introduced me to some of the leading social justice litigators in Chicago."

"Clinics give incredibly valuable experience to law students, and at the same time serve a need in the community."

"What I like best about serving on PILI's Board is being part of a group that really cares about the profession and cares about living up to its obligation to help people in need."


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