cultivating a lifelong commitment
to public interest law and pro bono service
within the Illinois legal community
News Digest - December 2016
THANK YOU for the Most Successful Annual Awards Luncheon Ever
Thank you to sponsors, attendees and board members who raised close to $195,000 to support our mission. We surpassed our goal of raising $12,000 to fund 2 Law Student Interns through individual giving and received enough to almost fund 3 Law Student Interns. Thank you! Read more.

Read the 2016 Year in Review

This Annual Report is a snapshot of PILI's most recently completed fiscal year. Read more.

Apply now for 2016 PILI Internships & Fellowships

Law students can now apply for 2017 spring Law Student Internships, summer Law Student Internships and Graduate Fellowships.

Meet PILI's New Administrative Assistant, Karen Lazcano

Karen recently graduated from Yale University. She ensures the efficient day-to-day operations of PILI and provides support for our programs and staff. Read more.
Alumni Council Hosts Their Most Successful Fundraiser Ever
On November 9th, the Alumni Reunion Reception raised over $6,000 for the Alumni Named Internship Campaign. Read more.
Jerome Mirza Foundation Grants PILI $22,500
This grant will support PILI's Law Student Internship Program and Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees. Read more.

Over 300 Attorneys Celebrate National Pro Bono Week with PILI

PILI hosted or co-sponsored at least one event through all six of the Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees. Read more.

PILI Hosts Annual Program on Public Interest Law for Law Students
About 115 law students attended the two events in Chicago and St. Louis. Read more.

Thank You to Firms Adopting Legal Prep Community Law Clinic

Thank you to PILI Alumni and their colleagues at Brinks Gilson & Lione and Kirkland & Ellis for adopting the Legal Prep Law Clinic in October and November. 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.

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)
321 North Clark Street, 28th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654


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