Over the last month, we have continued to be overwhelmed by the support PILI has received. From the 45th Anniversary Awards Gala, our #GivingTuesday campaign led by our Young Professionals Board and our year-end appeal, we have been uplifted by the response of the Illinois legal community and its commitment to our work.

Even though so much has changed at PILI and in the world, PILI is today as it was in 1977 still focused on the very same work: “to improve awareness of public interest law and provide access to justice for those without resources.” As we think about PILI’s next 45 years, we are excited and invigorated to think about what we will achieve with the continued support of the Illinois legal community. While equal access to justice for all still remains as elusive today as it was in 1977, there is no question that PILI has been there to make a difference for so many and we stand at the ready to continue to serve. We hope you will continue to join us by getting involved and supporting our work.

Thank you for supporting us this year and for the past 45 years, and stay tuned to see what we can accomplish together over the next 45 years. In the meantime, our very best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

On December 1st, over 350 members of the Illinois legal community gathered together to celebrate PILI’s 45th Anniversary Awards Gala. The event was the culmination of the yearlong celebration of PILI’s 45th Anniversary in 2022 and was PILI’s most successful fundraiser in its history.

Thanks to the support of 64 law firms, corporations and law school sponsors as well as individual donors and supporters, we raised over $400,000 through the event to support PILI’s work to engage, inspire and empower those advancing equal access to justice. We are incredibly grateful for the very generous and critically needed support from the Illinois legal community.

  • Now is the time to make a year-end gift to support PILI! We sincerely appreciate your contributions to support our work in advancing equal access justice for all.

  • PILI's 2022 Year in Review is Now Available! The Year in Review details our impact over the past year and highlights our many accomplishments in our work to engage, inspire and empower those advancing equal access to justice. Read the 2022 Year in Review »

  • Intern & Fellow Application System Now Open! Agencies are still hiring Law Student Interns for Spring Semester 2023. 2L and 1L Law students can now apply for summer 2023 Law Student Internships. And those interested in Graduate Fellowships next summer can apply now. Read more »

  • PILI is Hiring an Attorney & Program Associate. The Attorney & Program Associate will coordinate the following PILI Programs: Law Student Internship, Graduate Fellowship, and Alumni Network. The Attorney & Program Associate will serve as a member of PILI’s Programs Team and will also provide support to PILI’s statewide efforts to expand and enhance pro bono. Read more »

  • Congratulations Again to our Award Recipients! We recognized three individuals and one organization for their outstanding commitment to public interest law and pro bono service. Read more »

  • Watch the Video from our 45th Anniversary Awards Gala. At the event, we shared a video highlighting PILI's work over the course of its history and our vision as we look to the future. Watch the video on our YouTube Channel »

  • PILI Needs Volunteers in the Third, Sixth & Tenth Judicial Circuits for Ongoing Pro Bono Projects. We are spotlighting a few opportunities in these circuits for which we are actively seeking pro bono volunteers at this time. Read more »

  • Thank you! PILI is thankful to the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois for their increased support of our Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees with a grant of $125,000 plus additional funds to help offset the increased financial burdens of this past year. We are also grateful to the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation for its increased grant in the amount of $50,000 to support our Self-Represented Litigant Assistance Project. This increased support will go a long way in ensuring we can help more individuals, families and communities in need in the year to come.
Support our Work as We Celebrate our 45th Anniversary
There are many ways to support our work, from volunteering through one of our pro bono opportunities, to sponsoring one of our special events, to joining one of our leadership boards, to making a donation. Take the initiative to learn more and get involved today!

Interested? Learn how to support our work on our website.