October 30, 2014
Issue 35

Welcome to PILI's new SPOTLIGHTS e-newsletter! We'll be sending out Alumni, Pro Bono and Board Member spotlights every other month, and on alternating months you'll receive a PILI News Digest. 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: 
Militza Pagán, 2014 Intern

Militza Pagan is the new 2014 Intern Representative to PILI's Board of Directors. During her PILI Internship at BPI last summer, Militza worked primarily in their Public Housing and Political Reform departments. "I enjoyed the type of work that I did and the opportunities to learn about ways that lawyers can play a role in developing anti-poverty policies," she said. Read more » 
Fellow Alumni Spotlight: 
Kyle Shires, 2014 Fellow

Kyle is the new 2014 Fellow Representative to PILI's Board of Directors.

"The PILI Fellowship was an amazing learning experience for me," he states. "I wanted to help ensure that future Fellows had an experience similar to mine. I couldn't think of a better way to stay involved than service as the Fellow Representative." Read more » 

Pro Bono Spotlight:
Pro Bono Week in Illinois

PILI's Pro Bono Committees in the Third, Fifth, Sixth, Tenth and Fourteenth Judicial Circuits of Illinois celebrated National Pro Bono Week, October 19-25, 2014, with special events across the state. Read more » 

New! PILI Board Member Spotlight: 
Dick O'Malley, Sidley Austin LLP

Dick is the newly-elected President of PILI's Board of Directors. "I've seen the summer Interns grow into committed pro bono lawyers throughout their career. I've seen our own Graduate Fellows at Sidley become involved in pro bono. And I've seen the investment that I make in PILI come back multiple times in helping Illinois' neediest with their legal services," he 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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