September 30, 2014
Issue 34

Welcome to PILI's new e-newsletter! There is so much going on at PILI these days that we've re-worked the way we communicate with you to make sure you can more easily find the updates and information you most want to see. Instead of a bi-monthly newsletter, you will now be receiving a news digest every other month. On alternating months, you'll receive PILI Alumni, Board Member, and pro bono spotlights.


We also invite you to keep up with PILI news on our website for all the latest on upcoming PILI programs and events: 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


"It is a privilege to continue my work with PILI's talented and dedicated board and staff as President of PILI's Board of Directors," says Dick. Read more

Selected from among many nominations for their outstanding contributions to public interest law and pro bono in Illinois, recipients will be recognized at PILI's Annual Awards Luncheon on December 3. Read more

PILI is hosting and attending several events in Chicago and across the state to celebrate and promote pro bono during Pro Bono Week, October 19-25. Read more

This award is the CBA's highest honor, annually recognizing attorneys who best exemplify Justice Stevens' commitment to integrity and public service in the practice of law. Read more

Law Student Internship &
Graduate Fellowship Programs

Application Period Opening Soon for PILI's 2015 Internship & Fellowship Programs
Learn about important upcoming application dates and how to apply for PILI's spring and summer 2015 Law Student Internship Program and Graduate Fellowship Program. Read more

PILI Announces $220,000 in Public Interest Law Student Internship Grants
These grants will provide stipends for 51 PILI Law Student Interns over the 2014-15 academic year and the summer of 2015 through PILI's Law Student Internship Program. Read more

PILI Welcomes Seven Fall Law Student Interns
Fall Interns include three who are supported by special funding from Baker & McKenzie, The Chicago Bar Foundation, and the LAGBAC Foundation. Read more

PILI Interns In The News!
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin ran a feature article on PILI Intern Militza Pagn, a second-year law student at Chicago-Kent College of Law who was selected as this year's Jerome Gilson Honorary Intern. Read more
PILI Alumni Network


Tickets On Sale Now for the 2014 Alumni Reunion Reception

Join us on Wednesday, October 29th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at The Chicago French Market to meet PILI Alumni and to support PILI's Alumni Named Internship Campaign. Read more


Calling All PILI Alumni! 

Leadership opportunities are available through PILI's Alumni Network Leadership Council and Teams. Read more


Pro Bono Initiative


Register Now for PILI's Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable on November 12

This event brings together law firm pro bono leaders from around Illinois to discuss pro bono opportunities, challenges, and best practices. Read more  


Law Students: Join Us on October 18 for Explore the Possibilities: Pro Bono & Public Interest Law Opportunities

This program is for Chicago-area law students who are looking to secure a placement at a public interest law organization or in the government sector. Read more


PILI's Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees In The News

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin ran an article about how PILI's Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees are making a difference in the lives of low-income people with legal needs in Illinois. 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.

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)
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Chicago, IL 60654


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