Dear Michael,

As we enter this season of gratitude, we want to say a heartfelt and enormous "THANK YOU!" to all of our donors, volunteers, program participants, partners and friends. You are part of our Community of Service and we could not do all that we do without you. We also hope we can count on your support through two upcoming opportunities in this season of giving.

Giving Tuesday is just around the corner, coming up on November 28th. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Our Giving Tuesday celebration is organized each year by PILI’s Young Professionals Board (YPB). Please consider supporting our YPB and PILI by donating to this campaign.

We're also counting down to PILI’s Annual Awards Luncheon on December 6th where we bring together the Illinois legal community every year to celebrate the very best aspects of the legal profession. At this event, we will honor four award recipients for their efforts and dedication to pro bono and public interest law service in their communities. We are very thankful for our generous sponsors, including our Executive Level Sponsors: Chapman and Cutler LLP, Deere & Company, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, McDermott Will & Emery, Sidley Austin LLP and Simmons Hanly Conroy LLP.

Learn more about our upcoming events and news below. You can also find a list of upcoming events on our website. We hope to see you over the next month and wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!


The Staff at PILI

News & Updates

  • PILI to recognize Four Award Recipients at Annual Awards Luncheon. PILI Alums Susan Lester of Otis Worldwide Corporation and Matthew Newsted of Illinois Legal Aid Online along with Clifford Histed of K&L Gates LLP and Zurich North America will be recognized for their efforts and dedication to pro bono and public interest law service in their community. Learn more about them here »

  • Intern & Fellow Application System Now Open! Agencies are still hiring Law Student Interns for Spring Semester 2024. 2L and 1L law students can now apply for Summer 2024 Law Student Internships. And those interested in Graduate Fellowships next summer can apply now. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all agencies have completed their hiring. Learn more here »

  • Thank You for a Successful Pro Bono Week 2023! Over the last month, PILI celebrated with a variety of events as well as by doing pro bono at clinics across the state. Thanks to our pro bono volunteers, more than 60 questions were answered on Illinois Free Legal Answers as part of the celebration. PILI also recognized 6 attorneys and a firm for their outstanding pro bono service. Learn more here »

  • Volunteers Needed! PILI is in need of volunteers for a variety of ongoing and upcoming pro bono opportunities across the state. Learn more » 
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Other Upcoming Programs & Events

Volunteer Spotlight

PILI is growing and nurturing a Community of Service within the Illinois Legal Community. This month we want to highlight Carissa Haning, owner of Haning Law Office in Bloomington/Normal. Carissa is a two-time volunteer at PILI's Legal Advice Fair in Bloomington and volunteers with PILI through the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN). Read more »

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