Thank you to everyone who supported PILI at the Annual Pro Bono Reception last week where we raised over $75,000 towards PILI's Pro Bono Program! We will have pictures from that event available very soon. 

It's been an exciting month for PILI's Pro Bono Program. We received a new grant from the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation to join the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN) and place pro bono cases through the Network in the 101 counties in Illinois outside of Cook County. We also announced the hiring of our new Program Manager who will oversee PILI's Pro Bono Program statewide. Then, today, we are launching a new Pro Bono Committee in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit.

You can read about these new developments and more below.  As always, feel free to stay in touch through Facebook , Twitter LinkedIn  and YouTube


This year, 45 law firms and corporations were named to the Recognition Roster. Read more.
All law student interns in the Chicago area are invited to attend many of the summer Educational Seminars, even if they do not receive funding through PILI. Sign up for updates.
PILI will be placing cases for veterans, active duty military and their spouses and dependents who are referred through IL-AFLAN with pro bono attorneys in the 101 counties outside of Cook. Read more.
This group, compromised of local lawyers and judges, will focus on increasing pro bono services in Monroe, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair and Washington Counties. Read more.
The Law School Pro Bono Roundtable brings together law school representatives to discuss best practices, successful strategies and collaboration opportunities. Read more.
If you did your PILI Internship or Fellowship between 1986-1995, join us for a special happy hour to reconnect with your PILI classmates. Read more.
PILI recently announced that Sabreena El-Amin will be YPB Chair, Steven Trubac will be Chair-Elect and Themi Rush will be Vice Chair. Read more.
Foundations Renew Support of PILI
Thank you to the Polk Bros. Foundation and Francis Beidler Foundation for renewing their support of PILI's Programs. 
Thank to Volunteers at June Legal Prep Community Law Clinic
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers from CVLS and the ABA for assisting five clients in the Garfield Park neighborhood this month. Read more.
PILI Welcomes 2018 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.
PILI Welcomes Sarah J. Taylor as New Program Manager
We are excited to announce Sarah J. Taylor as our new Program Manager. Sarah will be based in Champaign and will oversee all of PILI's Pro Bono Program statewide including PILI's Pro Bono Initiative, the Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees and new pro bono opportunities.

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Guest Post: Helping Veterans through the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network
This month, we have a guest post from Zach Zarnow. Zach joined the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation as Program Director in January 2016, taking on the task of developing, monitoring, and evaluating IEJF's initiative to create a statewide military personnel and veterans' legal assistance hotline and coordinated network of legal support services.

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