Dear Michael,

It is officially fall, which means it is almost time to celebrate Pro Bono Week! 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. Pro Bono Week will be celebrated from October 22-28 and PILI is organizing a variety of events across Illinois around and during that week through our Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees. 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!


The Staff at PILI

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

From September 15th to October 15th, join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month honoring the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.

Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month »

News & Updates

  • With the start of our new fiscal year, we are excited to welcome three new members of our Board of Directors! PILI is thrilled to welcome Mitch Gilfillan, Jennifer Luczkowiak, and Angel Wawrzynek to PILI's Board of Directors. Learn more about our new Board Members here »

  • PILI Welcomes New Leadership to PILI's Young Professionals Board and Alumni Network Leadership Council. On September 1st, Corey Biller, of Conagra Brands, began her new role as Chair of the YPB and Nidhi Narielwala, of Norton Rose Fulbright, will lead the ANLC. Read more about our YPB Leadership and ANLC Leadership »

  • PILI Welcomes its Fall 2023 Law Student Interns. PILI is pleased to welcome 10 Law Student Interns this fall who will work 200 hours during the semester as legal service agencies. Six of the Interns will hold Honorary, Memorial or Named Internship positions. Read more »

  • Applications for Spring Semester 2023 Law School Internships and Summer 2024 Graduate Fellows to Open Soon. PILI will open its application system for Spring 2024 school-year Internships and Summer 2024 Graduate Fellowships at 10:00 a.m. CT on October 15th. Learn more here »

  • PILI is in need of volunteers for various opportunities across the state. To learn more about ongoing and upcoming pro bono opportunities click here » 
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Volunteer Spotlight

PILI is building and nurturing a Community of Service within the Illinois Legal Community. This month we want to highlight Christopher Hunter.

Christopher currently maintains a private practice in Alton and serves the southern Illinois community as a trial attorney and mediator. He serves frequently as Guardian Ad Litem for the Third Judicial Circuit in the family and probate divisions. Christopher uses his extensive experience in civil litigation to volunteer for Catholic Charities and the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee. He also donates his time to speak at continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics in support of pro bono.


In addition to this work, he recently worked on an Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network case through PILI. This case was lengthy and complex, but he was able to assist a veteran and their family with a difficult eviction.

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