We also recognized 47 law firms and corporations named to PILI's 2020 Pro Bono Recognition Roster whose substantial pro bono contributions are making a difference in addressing the legal needs of low-income and underrepresented Illinoisans!
Illinois 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. We're seeing an increase in questions during the COVID-19 Pandemic and need more volunteers to answer questions.Learn more.
Self-represented litigants in the Illinois Appellate Court face many unique challenges without adequate resources to assist them through the appellate process. This platform will be the first-ever virtual legal advice clinic for civil appeals in Illinois
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. Help us serve those who have served us! Learn more.
On Thursday, May 28th, PILI welcomed summer 2020 PILI Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows as well as other interns from public interest law organizations and government agencies. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, PILI hosted this year’s Orientation over Zoom. Over 130 law students and recent graduates logged in to learn how to better serve their clients and organizations this summer. Read more.
From June 15 to June 19, PILI hosted a virtual Annual Pro Bono Reception and released a video each day focused on increasing pro bono service during this time.
Thank you again to Chief Justice Anne Burke, ABA President Judy Perry Martinez, and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul for joining us. Thank you as well as to all of our generous sponsors for supporting PILI through this event and throughout the year. Especially in these challenging and uncertain times, your steadfast and unwavering support is most appreciated. Read more.
PILI and the legal community talks a lot about increasing access to justice, but what do we mean by justice? Help us to define justice and raise $80,000 in new funding for PILI’s programs over the coming year. Learn more here.