Fall is here! That means Pro Bono Week is just around the corner. Coordinated by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, Pro Bono Week is intended to inspire even greater pro bono participation by lawyers throughout the nation. In 2022, Pro Bono Week will be celebrated from October 23-29 and PILI is organizing a variety of in person and virtual events across Illinois around and during that week. We hope you will join us in celebration. Learn more about what we are planning »

We are also planning CLE programs and pro bono clinics as well as welcoming our Fall Semester Law Student Interns. Details are below and you can always find a list of upcoming events on our website. We hope to see you over the next month!

  • New leaders take the helm of PILI's Board of Directors. On September 1st, Daniel Lange of Vedder Price became president of the PILI Board of Directors. Read more »

  • PILI welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors. Janelle Ibeling of Sidley Austin and Kevin Thompson of Levin Ginsburg were elected as directors. Read more »

  • New leaders take over on Young Professionals Board and Alumni Network Leadership Council. Judy He of Crowell & Moring will lead the YPB and Marlow Svatek of Sidley Austin will lead the Alumni Network Leadership Council. Read more about the YPB and Alumni Council leadership.

  • PILI to Fund Largest Number of Law Student Interns Ever and Begins Two-Step Stipend Increase. PILI will grant over $347,000 to fund 65 Law Student Interns at 30 public interest law agencies across Illinois in the coming year. It will also increase the stipend for Interns to $3,100 for a semester and $6,200 in the summer to be consistent across the state with recent minimum wage increases. Read more »

  • Welcome to the PILI Staff Team! In September, Jack Johlie joined us as our new Administrative Coordinator and Camille Fleming joined as our new Communications & Development Associate. We are thrilled to welcome both of them to the PILI team!

  • Calling all law students interested in public interest law! Explore the Possibilities: Public Interest Law Program for Law Students will be held virtually on October 1, 2022 and those interested in attending can register now.

  • Intern & Fellow Application System Opens Soon! Interested law students can apply for Spring Semester 2023 PILI Internships and Summer 2023 Graduate Fellowship positions as of 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15th. Read more »

  • PILI mourns the passing of Life Director Don Hilliker. Don joined PILI’s Board of Directors in 2006 on behalf of his then firm, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and in 2015 was named as a Life Director in honor of his many years of service to PILI his careerlong commitment to public interest law and access to justice. Read more »
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Support our Work as We Celebrate our 45th Anniversary
There are many ways to support our work, from volunteering through on of our pro bono opportunities, to sponsoring one of our special events, to joining one of our leadership boards, to making a donation. Take the initiative to learn more and get involved today!

Interested? Learn how to support our work on our website.