cultivating a lifelong commitment
to public interest law and pro bono service
within the Illinois legal community
News Digest - October 2016
PILI is hiring a Program Manager who will be based in Central Illinois. The Program Manager will oversee the planning, organizing, implementation and evaluation for PILI's programs statewide. Read more.
Second- and third-year law students can apply for spring and summer Internships and Fellowships starting October 15th. This year, applicants will apply through PILI's website. Read more. 
Alumni, Board Members and friends of PILI are invited to enjoy food, drink, raffle and a wine tasting by Pastoral. All proceeds go towards the Alumni Named Internship Campaign. Read more.
This program is for law students who are interested in learning more about placements as volunteers, interns, externs, fellows or staff in the public interest law sector. Read more.  
Each of our six Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees is hosting or co-sponsoring at least one Pro Bono Week event. Read more.
Join the over 50 law firms, corporations and law schools that sponsor this event every year. Read more.
Brad is a shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione and a seasoned litigator who has been a member of PILI's board since 2007. Read more.
PILI to Fund $260,000 in Public Interest Law Student Internship Grants in 2017
These grants will fund 56 Law Student Interns at 27 public interest law organizations across Illinois. Read more.
PILI Welcomes Eight Fall 2016 Law Student Interns
These Interns are working 200 hours during the semester at legal service agencies in Chicago. Read more.
Congratulations to Harold Hirshman, Emily Seymore, Kristen Hudson and the Pro Bono Network! Read more.
Jordan Heinz of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is the new Chair and Charles Golbert of the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian will serve as the new Vice Chair. Read more.
Introducing 2016 Board and Alumni Network Leadership Council Representatives
Lindsey Schmeidler, John Adams, Megan Harkins and Rebecca Canary-King will serve as 2016 Representatives. Read more.
Annual Illinois Forum on Pro Bono Held in Chicago
Over 70 attorneys attended to discuss this year's topic: Balancing the Scales of Justice through Pro Bono. Read more.
Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee Hosts CLE in Peoria
Topics included "Making the Most of Mentoring" and "Guardianships, Wills and Advance Directives." Read more.
PILI Hosts Forum on Pro Bono in the Sixth Judicial Circuit
Nearly 20 attendees representing a cross-section of pro bono stakeholders from the legal community met in Monticello to discuss timely pro bono issues. Read more.
The law school donated space for PILI's full-day orientation and weekly seminars throughout the summer. Read more.
Thank You to Local Firms for Adopting the Legal Prep Community Law Clinic
Firms with PILI Alumni adopt our monthly clinic at Legal Prep Community Law Clinic. Latham & Watkins attorneys volunteered in August and Reed Smith attorneys volunteered in September.

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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