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This month, we hosted our Virtual Annual Pro Bono Reception and were joined by several special guests to discuss the role of pro bono legal services during this time. While the event may be over, the work of defining justice continues and we hope you will continue to join us!

We also welcomed Jessica Schneider as our new managing attorney and announced a new virtual appellate pro bono opportunity coming this fall.

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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.