We're gearing up for summer by welcoming our newest class of Interns and Fellows and preparing for the Annual Pro Bono Reception on June 19th. 

This past month, PILI started accepting applications for a new Managing Attorney position to be based anywhere in Illinois. Also, PILI's Executive Director Michael Bergmann was  interviewed by Illinois Public Media about our Self-Represented Litigant Help Desk project. All this and more in the newsletter below!

As always, we hope you will stay in touch with us through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


PILI Announcements
We're Hiring a New Managing Attorney
Meet the 2019 Class of Summer Interns and Fellows
Announcing Our 2019 Named and Honorary Interns
Inviting All Law Student Interns to the 2019 Educational Seminar Series
Tickets on Sale for the Annual Pro Bono Reception, June 19th

"I'm so thankful that I was selected as a PILI Intern. It was the impetus for my legal career."

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Volunteer Opportunities
This is a community-based clinic at Legal Prep Charter Academies in the Garfield Park neighborhood that is staffed by PILI Alumni.  Read more.
Help prepare and serve a meal to residents of Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood who live at Lawson House YMCA.  Read more.
Volunteer for Self-Represented Litigant Help Desks
Volunteers are needed in Champaign, Decatur, Peoria and Tazewell County Courthouses. Read more.
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 CountyRead more.
May 30th - PILI Intern & Fellow Orientation and Networking Reception with Alumni
June 20th - Fifth Judicial Circuit CLE: Guardianship Basics and Beyond
July 24th - Law School Pro Bono Roundtable
July 24th - Joint First 10 & PILI Happy Hour
August 15th - PILI Alumni Reception: Welcoming the Newest Class of Alumni
November 7th - PILI Illinois Forum on Pro Bono
Thank You for Your Support!
PILI Celebrates Law Day 2019 with Legal Answers Pro Bono Clinics

In celebration of Law Day, PILI hosted several Legal Answers Pro Bono Clinics to train lawyers on how to answer civil legal questions posted on Illinois Legal Aid Online's Legal Answers website. In total, 27 volunteers answered 49 questions on the site.

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Getting Buy-In for Pro Bono: Highlights from the 2019 Corporate Pro Bono Roundtable
On April 24th, representatives from Illinois corporate legal departments met at the offices of Hinshaw & Culbertson to discuss getting buy-in and resources from corporations to increase the impact of pro bono programs. Read more.
Thank you to Latham & Watkins for Adopting May Legal Prep Community Law Clinic
Volunteers assisted three low-income clients with legal issues including adoption, descendent's estate and breach of contract. 
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PILI is so grateful to the foundation for supporting PILI for the first time with a $16,500 grant to support the Law Student Internship Program. Read more.
From Around the Web

Hear Michael's interview on "The 21st" discussing our newest Self-Represented Litigant Help Desk that has started in Champaign. 

Listen here (Michael's interview starts at about 29:00).
The Chair of PILI's Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, Mark Palmer sat down with Mary Schenk on her podcast Legally Speaking to discuss the new Ask-a-Lawyer Desk in Champaign.  Read more.
The ISBA spotlighted PILI's pro bono work on their website.  Read more.