cultivating a lifelong commitment
to public interest law and pro bono service
within the Illinois legal community
News Digest - June  2017
See You at PILI's Annual Pro Bono Reception, June 21st
This event celebrates the inspiring and life-changing pro bono work being done in Illinois at the Ivy Room at Tree Studios in River North.  Read more.

This program brings together law school representatives to discuss best practices, successful strategies and collaboration opportunities. Read more.

PILI wants to come speak to summer associates about the Graduate Fellowship Program.  Read more.
The Illinois Forum on Pro Bono brings together a cross-section of pro bono stakeholders to discuss the ideas and strategies that came out of the Pro Bono Roundtable series earlier in the year.  Read more.

PILI's Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees are hosting CLE trainings across the state this month. Learn about the programs in Moline on June 16th, in Charleston on June 23rd and in Champaign on July 21st.

As PILI celebrates its 40th Anniversary, learn more about some of our biggest accomplishments since our founding in 1977.  Read more.
This year, 44 summer Law Student Interns and 70 Graduate Fellows will provide 38,600 hours of legal services. Read more.

PILI Announces Its 2017 Named and Honorary Interns
Eighteen Law Student Interns hold Named or Honorary Internship positions, funded by individuals and groups dedicated to promoting public interest law. Read more.
PILI Welcomes 2017 Interns and Fellows at Full-Day Orientation
Over 80 Interns and Fellows came to the John Marshall Law School to learn how to better serve their clients and organizations this summer.  Read more.

Full 2017 Summer Schedule Now Available
We have a lot of activities planned to introduce Interns & Fellows to the Illinois public interest law community.  Read more.

Foundations Increase Grant Awards to PILI
PILI is very grateful to Alphawood and the Chicago Bar Foundation for increasing their support of PILI this year.  Read more.

Pro Bono Committee Launched by PILI and DuPage County Bar
These groups will work to enhance equal access to justice by encouraging and promoting pro bono work in DuPage County and have already hosted their first event, the Forum on Pro BonoRead more.

New Energy Provides Opportunities and Challenges for Law Firm Pro Bono Programs
On May 12th, law firm pro bono leaders came together for the Law Firm Pro Bono Roundtable.  Read more.

This year's Legal Service Agency Roundtable was about "Creating the Ultimate Internship and Fellowship Experience."  Read more.

The Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee mobilized attorney volunteers to visit area middle schools and high schools.  Read more.

During this half-day event, 21 attorneys and 8 paralegals served 35 clients.  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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