During the month of May, we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We've interviewed and are pleased to spotlight some extraordinary members of the PILI and AAPI communities this month in celebration. We are grateful for their commitment to PILI and for their leadership.

We are just one month away from our Annual Pro Bono Reception, which will be from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, June 15th at the Ivy Room at Tree Studios. We are so looking forward to gathering together to celebrate the inspiring and life-changing pro bono work being done in Illinois! Tickets for the in-person event are now available for purchase. For those unable to join us in person, we will record the program and present it from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16th.

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 was recently recognized by the DuPage County Board. On Tuesday, May 17th, PILI was recognized for its work with its Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee by the DuPage County Board. PILI along with its partners from the DuPage County Bar Association, DuPage Legal Aid, Prairie State and Pro Bono Network were presented with an official proclamation honoring them by Board President Daniel J. Cronin. Read more »

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

  • Our Summer Educational Seminar Series kicks off on June 1! 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 starts with our Orientation on June 1st and 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 »

  • Self-certification is open until May 27th for our 2022 Pro Bono Recognition Roster. The Pro Bono Recognition Roster honors law firms and corporations that have made significant commitments and contributions to pro bono throughout the state of Illinois and will be unveiled at the Annual Pro Bono Reception on June 15th. Join approximately 50 law firms and corporations that are honored each year for their commitment to pro bono by filling out the certification form.

  • PILI needs volunteers in the Third, Sixth & Tenth Judicial Circuits. 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 »
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.