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


Volunteers Needed for the April Legal Prep Community Law Clinic

PILI Alumni Volunteers are needed for the next Legal Prep Community Law Clinic on Tuesday, April 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Read more ?


Register Now for PILI's Corporate & Agency Pro Bono Roundtable on April 21st

Pro bono leaders from Illinois corporations and legal service agencies are invited to discuss pro bono strategies and opportunities for collaboration. Registration is open until April 17th. Read more ?


Seeking PILI Alumni & Board Members for PILI's 2015 Advising Program

This program matches our summer Interns and Fellows with members of PILI's Board of Directors or Alumni Network to give them valuable insights into the Illinois legal community, practice areas, career strategies, or initial networking inroads. Read more ?


Sponsor PILI's Annual Pro Bono Reception

The deadline to pledge sponsorship for PILI's June 17th Annual Pro Bono Reception is Friday, April 10th. Read more ?


Apply for the 2015 Pro Bono Recognition Roster

Does your law firm or corporation provide pro bono services to the Illinois community? If so, add your name to PILI's Pro Bono Recognition Roster to be formally recognized as a pro bono leader! Read more ?


PILI Elects New Board Member Kyle Petersen

Kyle is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw and an Alumna of PILI's Graduate Fellowship Program. Read more ?


Meet PILI's Spring 2015 Interns

PILI is pleased to fund seven Law Student Interns this spring, who are each working 200 hours part-time during the semester providing legal services to or on behalf of low-income clients at seven legal service organizations in Chicago. Read more ?


New PILI Graduate Fellowship Agency: Lawndale Christian Legal Center

The partnership between PILI and LCLC provides an exciting opportunity for Fellows to work with children and teens in need. Read more ?


Helen Brach Foundation Renews Support to PILI

For many years, this foundation has funded two summer PILI Internship placements that focus on children and people with disabilities. Read more ?


Order ON the Court Raises Funds to Support PILI Interns

This event, hosted by the Alumni Network Leadership Council, brought in over $2,000 towards the Alumni Named Internship Campaign. Read more ?


"Rather Stanton, development director and co-founder at Legal Prep, said the community law clinic is 'one of the more important things that we do and are doing" for West Garfield Park and nearby neighborhoods.'"  Read more ?


PILI Alumna and Board Member Reena Bajowala Receives Leadership Award

Reena Bajowala, who was a PILI Intern and a PILI Fellow and currently serves on PILI's Board of Directors, has been named a 2015 recipient of Womenetics' POW! Awards, honoring women who demonstrate business leadership and community impact. 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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