March 2015
Issue 39

PILI's Alumni Spotlights this month will introduce you to the two new Intern and Fellow Representatives to PILI's Alumni Network Leadership Council. In our Pro Bono Spotlight, we take a look at an innovative cross-sector pro bono collaboration and the important new resource it produced. And get to know one of Cook County's newest circuit judges in this month's  Board Member Spotlight. We also invite you to keep up with the latest PILI news on our website, o r 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: intern
Liz Tracy, 2014 Intern

"Because of PILI, I was able to make a meaningful impact in the lives of families with children with disabilities, obtain practical experience in education law, and meet accomplished attorneys, judges, and future attorneys."  Read more ? 
Fellow Alumni Spotlight: fellow
Taylor Whitten, 2014 Fellow

"It felt like I was a part of justice in action and it made me certain that practicing law was not only a privilege, but an honor, a wonderful avocation that could truly affect people's lives."  Read more ? 
Board Member Spotlight:  board
Judge Alison Conlon

"By serving on the Board and participating in PILI Board meetings, receptions and programming, I have come into contact with so many interesting and insightful people who think beyond themselves and are committed to ensuring that every single person has access to a fair day in court."  Read more ? 
Pro Bono Spotlight: probono
The Illinois Homeless Youth Handbook

"Baker was proud to combine the considerable talents of the in-house legal department of United Airlines, the expert team at the Law Project of the Chicago Coalition for the a Homeless and our own committed lawyers. The result is a new resource for Chicago youth to help them move from instability to success with legal insight and answers." 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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