April is National Volunteer Month and we are so incredibly grateful to all of those who serve on our Board of Directors, Young Professionals Board, Alumni Leadership, Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees and all of our pro bono volunteers across the state. Thank you for all you do!

We have also opened the self-certification process for our 2022 Pro Bono Recognition Roster. We will unveil the Recognition Roster at our Annual Pro Bono Reception on June 15th at the Ivy Room in Chicago.

We are also planning CLE programs, pro bono clinics and our Intern & Fellow Summer Educational Series. Details are below and you can always find a list of upcoming events on our website. We hope to see you over the next month!

  • Congratulations! PILI Executive Director Michael Bergmann received the Russell K. Scott Equal Justice Award from Land of Lincoln Legal Aid at one of its 50th Anniversary Celebrations earlier this month. The award is given to a judge or member of the bar who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting and supporting legal aid and/or expanding and improving access to justice for low-income people. Read more »

  • Board Members & Alumni Needed as Advisors! PILI is currently seeking Advisors for our Advising Program this summer, which matches current Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows with members of PILI’s Alumni Network or Board of Directors. Learn more and sign up »

  • Self-certification is open until May 27th for our 2022 Pro Bono Recognition Roster. The Pro Bono Recognition Roster honors law firms and corporations that have made significant commitments and contributions to pro bono throughout the state of Illinois and will be unveiled at the Annual Pro Bono Reception on June 15th. Join approximately 50 law firms and corporations that are honored each year for their commitment to pro bono by filling out the certification form.

  • PILI needs volunteers in the Third, Sixth & Tenth Judicial Circuits. We are spotlighting a few opportunities in these circuits for which we are actively seeking pro bono volunteers at this time. Read more about them »
Expand Access to Justice by Volunteering with PILI
PILI has numerous volunteer opportunities for attorneys, retired attorneys and judges, and other legal professionals. We invite you to learn more about how to get involved with PILI's pro bono opportunities.

Interested? Find the right volunteer option for you on our website.