cultivating a lifelong commitment
to public interest law and pro bono service
within the Illinois legal community
News Digest - April  2017
Join PILI in Standing with the Legal Services Corporation
Eliminating funding for LSC would have a significantly detrimental impact on low-income individuals, families and communities across the country.  Read more.

PILI's Annual Pro Bono Reception is coming on Wednesday, June 21st. Over 30 law firms and corporations typically sponsor this event, raising money for the important work of PILI's Pro Bono Initiative. Read more.
Register for the Legal Service Agency Roundtable, April 28th
This year's program is titled "Creating the Ultimate Internship and Fellowship Experience" and will include a panel discussion of a recent PILI Intern, a recent PILI Fellow and two agency supervisors.  Read more.
Firms and corporations named to the Recognition Roster are distinguished among their peers for their commitment to service and to the community. Read more.
Discuss harnessing newfound energy and excitement in pro bono work and more. Read more.
PILI's Advising Program is flexible to allow individual Advisors to fit the program into their own schedule. Read more.
The Alumni Network Leadership Council invites all PILI Alumni to this CLE program titled, "The Art of Networking for Attorneys."  Read more.
Attend Upcoming Events in Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees
On April 22nd, the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee is co-sponsoring a Legal Advice Fair, and on May 1st, the Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee is coordinating a Law Day Outreach effort.
Donors Join in PILI's 40th Anniversary Celebration
Special thanks to individual donors like Kimball & Karen Anderson who are pledging a $25,000 donation, and to the firms and corporations who have increased their giving this year.

Introducing PILI Program Assocate, Brent Page
Brent will be based in our Chicago office, and is responsible for the Law Student Internship Program, Graduate Fellowship Program and Alumni Network. Read more.
Thank You for Making Play for PILI a Success
On Thursday, April 6th, PILI's Alumni Network Leadership Council hosted Play for PILI, bringing in over $4,000 for the Alumni Named Internship Campaign. Read more.
Renewed Foundation Grants Support PILI's Programs
Thank you to the Helen Brach Foundation, which supports the Law Student Internship Program and the Illinois Bar Foundation, which supports the Pro Bono Initiative Program.  Read more.
PILI Hosts Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee Chairs Summit
On Wednesday, March 15th and Thursday, March 16th, PILI hosted a Summit for all the Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee Chairs and our statewide agency partners in Springfield. Read more.

PILI's mission is to cultivate a lifelong commitment to public interest law and pro bono service within the Illinois legal community to expand the availability of legal services for people, families and communities in need. PILI envisions a legal community with a deeply rooted culture of service, where law students, lawyers and legal professionals at all stages of their careers engage in public interest law or pro bono work, and remain committed to addressing the unmet legal needs of the poor and underrepresented.

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