We were thrilled to be back together again in person for our Annual Pro Bono Reception on June 15th!

Thank you to all who joined us and especially to our very generous sponsors! Your support for this event helps to make possible the work of our Pro Bono Program. Check out the event photo album for some great pictures from the evening. During the event, we also took a virtual tour of PILI's Pro Bono Opportunities.

Couldn't join us for the event? Don't worry, we recorded the event program and you can now watch it anytime!

The celebration continues this month as we recognize Pride Month! We are thrilled to spotlight three members of the LGBTQ+ community who have contributed to our legal system and especially to access to justice initiatives, and who also have a strong connection to PILI and our mission to engage, inspire and empower those advancing equal access to justice. Read more »

We are also planning CLE programs, pro bono clinics and our Intern & Fellow Summer Educational Series. Details are below and you can always find a list of upcoming events on our website. We hope to see you over the next month!

  • PILI welcomes its Summer 2022 Law Student Interns & Graduate Fellows! On Wednesday, June 1st, PILI welcomed its 101 summer 2022 PILI Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows and kicked off its Summer Educational Seminar Series with a daylong orientation. Read more »

  • 24 of this summer's Law Student Interns are specially designated Honorary, Memorial or Named Interns. Read more »

  • PILI Announces its 2022 Pro Bono Recognition Roster! At the Annual Pro Bono Reception, PILI recognized 42 law firms and corporations named to this year's Recognition Roster for their significant commitments and contributions to pro bono throughout Illinois. Read more »

  • Seven Volunteers Named to PILI's Pro Bono Volunteer Honor Roll! Those recognized through our Honor Roll have been chosen by PILI staff for their volunteer contributions through the pro bono opportunities available through PILI’s Pro Bono Program. Read more »

  • PILI is hiring! PILI is currently accepting applications for a Senior Manager for Operations & Administration, a Paralegal & Intake Specialist and a Communications & Events Manager. Read more »

  • Our Summer Educational Seminar Series Continues! PILI offers a weekly Educational Seminar Series for its Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows that focuses on substantive legal topics, career development strategies and skill building relevant to public interest law. This weekly lunchtime series runs through the beginning of August. Programs are both in-person and streaming virtually and all law student interns and fellows are invited to attend most of these programs, regardless of whether you receive PILI funding. Read more »

  • PILI Receives Renewed Foundation Support. PILI is most grateful to the Illinois Bar Foundation, the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, the Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Jerome Mirza Foundation for their renewed support of our work! Read more »

  • PILI also 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 about them »
Check out the event program from our Annual Pro Bono Reception!
Expand Access to Justice by Volunteering with PILI
PILI has numerous volunteer opportunities for attorneys, retired attorneys and judges, and other legal professionals. We invite you to learn more about how to get involved with PILI's pro bono opportunities.

Interested? Find the right volunteer option for you on our website.