The air is crisp, pumpkin spice is everywhere and we're gearing up for a busy fall at PILI! We'll start next week with our Illinois Forum on Pro Bono on October 4th and continue a few weeks later with ten  Pro Bono Week events around the state, including a new  Legal Answers Pro Bono Clinic hosted by PILI Alumni. Read about how and why you should get involved in a guest post from our incoming Board President Sarah Bernstein

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Attend the Illinois Forum on Pro Bono, October 4th
Join a cross-section of pro bono stakeholders from corporations, law firms, law schools and public interest law agencies to discuss creating successful pro bono partnerships. Read more.
Volunteer Attorneys Needed to Help Veterans
PILI is now a member of the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network and is in need of pro bono attorneys in the 101 counties outside of Cook. 
Sponsor PILI Annual Awards Luncheon
PILI's Annual Awards Luncheon will be held on December 5, 2018 at the Palmer House Hilton. Sponsorship opportunities are available until 
October 5th. 
Celebrate Pro Bono Week with PILI
Each of our Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees is hosting or co-sponsoring at least one event to celebrate Pro Bono Week, October 21-27, 2018.
Join PILI's Young Professionals Board
We're still recruiting members for our Young Professionals Board! Members are emerging leaders who have begun their professional careers in the past fifteen years. Learn more here.
Law Students: Attend Explore the Possibilities, October 13th
This complimentary program is for law students who are interested in learning more about opportunities as volunteers, interns, externs, fellows or staff in the public interest law sector. Read more.
Learn how to answer legal questions posted on Illinois Legal Aid Online's Legal Answers website and answer questions right away.   Read more.
PILI to Fund $309,000 in Public Interest Law Student Internship Grants in 2019
This budget will fund 60 Law Student Interns at 28 public interest law organizations across Illinois during the 2018-19 academic year and the summer of 2019. 
PILI Welcomes Equal Justice Works Fellow Shelby Smith
PILI is excited to welcome Shelby Smith, an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Deere & Company, Lane & Waterman LLP, and Riley Safer Holmes & Cancilia LLP. Read more.
Thank You to Reed Smith Volunteers
Five attorneys from Reed Smith volunteered at PILI's September Legal Prep Community Legal Clinic. 
PILI Welcomes New Leadership
As we start a new fiscal year, we are introducing board leadership for two-year terms, including Sarah Bernstein as President, John Bourke as Vice President, Daniel Lange as Secretary and Kyle Petersen as Treasurer. We also welcome several new board members.  

Additionally, PILI's Alumni Network Leadership Council welcomed new leadership including new Chair Emily Seymore, Chair-Elect Jessica Schneider and Vice Chair Dave Scriven-Young. 

Guest Post: New Board President Sarah Bernstein on Getting Involved with PILI
"We at PILI are committed to our mission to cultivate a lifelong commitment to public interest law and pro bono service within the Illinois legal community. We would love for you to be a part of that journey."

Read more.
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Job Postings
PILI often is asked to pass along job postings looking for candidates with a commitment to service that might be of interest to our former Interns and Fellows. These opportunities might be in the public or private sectors. We will post opportunities on our website as we receive them. Read more.