Last week, we ended our summer programming with the Alumni Reception: Welcoming the Newest Class of Interns and Fellows. Our current Interns and Fellows had the chance to network with PILI Alumni and Board Members and, thanks to our sponsors and supporters, we raised over $7,000 for the Alumni Named Internship Campaign!

August 31st is the end of PILI's fiscal year and we're asking that you make a donation to help us end the year strong and to continue to engage, inspire and empower those advancing equal access to justice in the year to come!

In this newsletter, we also have links to the Fall 2019 Internship application and the 2019 Award Nominations. We also spotlight the eight Alumni named as Equal Justice Works Fellows and introduce you to three new board membersAs always, we hope you will stay in touch with us through Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , YouTube  and now Instagram !


PILI Announcements
Applications are Now Open for Fall 2019 Internships
Nominations are Now Open for PILI Awards Across Illinois
Announcing PILI's October 2019 Pro Bono Month Events
Support PILI with a Donation this Summer
Equal Justice Works recently announced the 2019 Fellows and we were excited to learn that eight PILI Alumni are part of the class

Meet them and learn about their projects.
The PILI board elected Kimberly Barton, Melissa Picciola and Trisha Rich to the board with terms to start at the beginning of FY2020 on September 1, 2019.

Meet them and read more.
Volunteer Opportunities
llinois Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal clinic where low-income Illinois residents can submit a question online to ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue. PILI took over as the state administrator of Legal Answers in August. Learn more about volunteering on your own.

If you're near Alton, join us for  Free Legal Answers Pro Bono Clinic on September 5th.
IL-AFLAN provides civil legal services across Illinois to veterans, active duty military and their spouses and dependents and PILI refers pro bono matters in the 101 counties outside of Cook County.  Read more.
Volunteer for Self-Represented Litigant Help Desks
Volunteers are needed in Champaign, Decatur, Peoria and Tazewell County Courthouses. Read more.
This is an opportunity for individuals to receive free legal consultations on their options for criminal records relief.  Read more.
This is a community-based clinic at Legal Prep Charter Academies in the Garfield Park neighborhood that is staffed by PILI Alumni.  Read more.
August 22nd - Champaign CLE: A Primer for Helping Those in Need of Legal Assistance
September 11th - Tenth Judicial Circuit Law Firm Leaders Pro Bono Summit
September 12th - CVLS Race Judicata 5K
September 28th - Explore the Possibilities: Public Interest Law Opportunities for Law Students (St. Louis)
Thank You for Your Support!
Thank you for supporting our Alumni Reception: Welcoming the Newest Class of Interns and Fellows
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2019 Alumni Reception! We welcomed the 2019 class of Interns and Fellows into the Alumni Network and raised over $7,000 for the PILI Alumni Named Internship Campaign. Thank you! Pictures from the event will be posted soon.
Preparing Students for Future Service: Highlights from the 2019 Law School Pro Bono Roundtable
On July 24th, representatives from area law schools met at the offices of Ogletree Deakins for PILI's annual Law School Pro Bono Roundtable. This year, the group covered several topics related to preparing students for future public interest law and pro bono service. Read more.
From Around the Web
Promoting mental health and well-being among public interest attorneys goes beyond creating healthy work environments and has a direct impact on the quality and availability of legal services accessible to low-income people, panelists said Friday at the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco.  Read more at
PILI often is asked to pass along job postings in both the private and public sectors that might be of interest to our former Interns and Fellows from employers looking for candidates with a commitment to service. Read more.