In this newsletter, we announce PILI's Internship grants for 2020, spotlight several upcoming pro bono opportunities, welcome new leaders of our Young Professionals Board and Alumni Network Leadership Council, and more!
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PILI kicks of its new fiscal year this month in high gear and we’ve got lots of exciting announcements, upcoming events and pro bono opportunities to share!
We said goodbye to our summer Interns and Fellows this month. Nora Cygan, a summer PILI Intern at Equip for Equality said, "My PILI Internship has given me the opportunity to both network with the larger public interest community and to understand how important it is to help people with disabilities advocate for themselves and others." Good luck to our 2019 summer Interns and Fellows!
llinois Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal clinic where low-income Illinois residents can submit a question online to ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue. It's pro bono anytime, anywhere!Learn more.
IL-AFLAN provides civil legal services across Illinois to veterans, active duty military and their spouses and dependents and PILI refers pro bono matters in the 101 counties outside of Cook County. Help us serve those who have served us! Learn more.
Learn how to use Illinois Free Legal Answers site and answer 1-2 questions for those in need at this virtual legal clinic hosted by PILI's Alumni Network Ledership Council and Young Professionals Board. All Alumni are welcome to participate!
On September 11th, the Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee held a summit for members of the judiciary, law firm leaders and other pro bono stakeholders met to discuss how to increase pro bono participation at their firms. Read more.
Thank you to attorneys from Reed Smith LLP who volunteered at PILI’s Legal Prep Community Law Clinic in September! They spent the evening assisting low-income clients with legal issues including minor guardianship, landlord-tenant dispute and decedent’s estate. Read more.
An article in the Oklahoma Bar Journal discusses the importance of making court forms easy to understand. "Today, the courthouse doors are not equally open. It is our ethical, moral and legal duty and obligation to open them. Court forms are just the beginning of that process but also the foundation." Read more.