Happy New Year!  We're jumping into 2019 with lots of "new" things: new Pro Bono Roundtables, new class of Interns, and new Internship positions thanks to increased funding Also in this newsletter, we spotlight one of our PILI Alumni who is currently working on voting rights issues, and you can read all about our accomplishments from last year in our 2018 Year in Review .

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View PILI's 2018 Year in Review
Read all about what PILI's been up to over the last year and all our fantastic supporters who make it all possible!
Apply for 2019 Internships & Fellowships
Applications are now open for Summer 2019 Law Student Internships and Graduate Fellowships.
Each year, PILI holds several Pro Bono Roundtables to bring together pro bono leaders from law firms, corporations, legal service agencies and law schools.  Read more.

First, we'll be hosting the Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable on February 13th. Register now.

Next, we'll be hosting the Legal Service Agency Roundtable on March 13th.  Register now.
Hosted by PILI's Young Professionals Board, the Arcade for Legal Aid brings together nearly 100 other young professionals, PILI board members, sponsors and attorneys to raise support for PILI through a fun event. Sponsorship opportunities start at $250.  Read more.
This is a report on the Fall 2018 Interns, including the type of work they did, the clients they served and their impact. It also includes evaluation data on their experience with PILI.  Read more.
PILI is excited to welcome eight spring semester Law Student Interns who will work at public interest law agencies in Chicago during the spring semester. 
PILI is extremely grateful to the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association Foundation (LAGBAC) for new funding that will allow PILI to open three new summer Internship allocations in Summer 2019.  Read more.
The renewed funding from this grant of $13,000 will fully fund two Law Student Interns.  Read more.
PILI Guest Post: Sean Morales-Doyle
Sean Morales-Doyle is a "double PILI" having worked as a PILI Intern at LAF in 2005 and at the ACLU of Illinois in 2006. He now works as Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, working on voting rights issues in their Democracy Program.

"I knew when I went to law school that I wanted to get involved in public interest work. I wasn't sure what that meant or what I wanted to do. PILI gave me an opportunity to explore different opportunities."

Read more.
Around the Web
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) for the third year measured how much law schools contribute to the delivery of much-needed legal services through clinics, other experiential courses, and pro bono activities of law students. Read more.

"Access to Justice" - the first open access issue of Dædalus - features twenty-four essays that examine the national crisis in civil legal services facing poor and low-income Americans.  Read more.

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc., a legal aid provider in central and Southern Illinois, has officially launched a new corporate brand identity and will now be known as Land of Lincoln Legal Aid. Read more.

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.  View them here.