Some of us in Illinois have already had our first snowfall! But it is still hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And there is so much to be excited about over the next few weeks!

We're counting down until our 45th Anniversary Awards Gala on December 1st. We are very thankful for our generous sponsors, including our Sapphire Anniversary Sponsors: Chapman and Cutler, Sidley Austin LLP and Simmons Hanley Conroy. And our award recipients have been announced. Tickets are on sale now and we hope to see you there!

Giving Tuesday is also just around the corner, coming up on November 29th. Organized by PILI’s Young Professionals Board (YPB), we are asking our networks, supporters and volunteers to help us raise funds to continue our efforts in expanding access to justice across Illinois. Please consider supporting our YPB and PILI by donating to this campaign.

But most especially, in this season of gratitude, we want to say THANK YOU! We are so very grateful for the support of the legal community for these last 45 years. From our donors to our volunteer leaders to our pro bono volunteers - we truly could not have done it without you. We hope we can continue to count on your support and partnership in the year and years to come!

Join us to celebrate our 45th Anniversary!
Support PILI and help make our 45th Anniversary Awards Gala on December 1st a success! You can: have your firm or corporation sponsor the event, contribute items to our live or silent auction, or be an individual event sponsor for $1,000. Tickets are also on sale now!
  • 2022 Award Recipients Announced! On December 1st at our 45th Anniversary Awards Gala, PILI will be recognizing three individuals and one organization for their efforts and dedication to pro bono work in their communities. Congratulations to this year's awardees! Read more »

  • Intern & Fellow Application System Now Open! Agencies are still hiring Law Student Interns for Spring Semester 2023. 2L and 1L Law students can now apply for summer 2023 Law Student Internships. And those interested in Graduate Fellowships next summer can apply now. Read more »

  • PILI is Hiring an Attorney & Program Associate! The Attorney & Program Associate will coordinate the following PILI Programs: Law Student Internship, Graduate Fellowship, and Alumni Network. The Attorney & Program Associate will serve as a member of PILI’s Programs Team and will also provide support to PILI’s statewide efforts to expand and enhance pro bono. Read more »

  • PILI 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 »

  • What a celebration! During the week of October 23-29, PILI participated in the national celebration of Pro Bono Week, holding held nine live events and two virtual events and bringing together over 350 pro bono advocates from across the state. We also worked with some of our partners to to do pro bono by hosting several Illinois Free Legal Answers clinics. Read more »

Support our Work as We Celebrate our 45th Anniversary
There are many ways to support our work, from volunteering through one of our pro bono opportunities, to sponsoring one of our special events, to joining one of our leadership boards, to making a donation. Take the initiative to learn more and get involved today!

Interested? Learn how to support our work on our website.