Over the past year, over 1,000 members of PILI’s community have offered their time, money or talent to ensure everyone in every part of Illinois has access to justice. Through PILI, we have all come together to make a difference.

As you can read in the 2020 Year in Review, PILI brings people together from across our legal community to tackle every facet of access to justice. PILI converts gifts into system-wide positive impact—together, we not only directly serve those who need legal help, but also engage, inspire and empower people like you who are advancing equal access to justice.

Justice starts here. Help us open PILI’s doors ever wider to bring in more people whom we can count on to advance justice with us. Make a year-end gift to support PILI, answer questions on Illinois Free Legal Answers, or find other ways to get involved.

Thank you for all your support this year, and may you and yours have a joyful holiday season and a happy new year!


In addition to celebrating the work of PILI and honoring those who embody the very best ideals of the legal profession, we raised nearly $23,000, thanks to the generosity of so many of you and our sponsors. This will allow PILI to open the gateway to justice even wider and help more people, families and communities in need. If you didn’t get a chance to join us, you can still watch the event and learn about our award winners on our event page. And, if you didn’t get to donate yet, you can still donate to help meet our goal by texting “PILI” to 243-725 or visiting our website. 

Thanks to the leadership of PILI's Young Professionals Board, we raised over $9,000 for Giving Tuesday. This far exceeds any other amount raised for Giving Tuesday, which occurs every year the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Money raised will go towards PILI's mission of engaging, inspiring and empowering those advancing equal access to justice. Thank you to all our donors who participated and to the Young Professionals Board for leading this effort!

PILI has recently received renewed funding from several funders. These funders included the Lawyers Trust Fund, Francis Beidler Foundation, Illinois Equal Justice Foundation and Retirement Research Foundation. We are so grateful for their continued support of PILI's mission to engage, inspire and empower those advancing equal access to justice. Read more.