Dear ,
Over the last month, we have continued to be overwhelmed by the support PILI has received. From the  40th Anniversary Awards Gala, our #GivingTuesday campaign and our year-end appeal, we have been buoyed up by the response of the Illinois legal community.

As Michael says in his article below, "As I consider about PILI's next 40 years, I am excited and invigorated to think about what we will achieve with the continued support of the Illinois legal community."

While we look back over this year with appreciation, we are also looking to the future knowing there is still so much work to do.  We will take the resources granted to PILI this year to continue the fight to increase access to legal services for those in need. As you'll read below, PILI's Pro Bono Roundtables are already scheduled for 2018, the feedback from Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows is overwhelmingly positive, and we are launching a Young Professionals Board to further our goals. 

Thank you for supporting us this year and for the past 40 years, and stay tuned to see what we accomplish over the next 40 years.  As always, feel free to stay in touch through Facebook , Twitter LinkedIn and YouTube.


This Year in Review reports on PILI's activities and supporters during fiscal year 2017 from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.
We raised over $365,000, including over $40,000 at the event itself, to support our programs and kick off the next 40 years of service.
Apply now for spring & summer Law Student Internships and Graduate Fellowships.
Save the date for these upcoming programs and events in 2018! More will be announced soon. You can keep up with all of PILI's events on our website.
Your giving makes a future possible in which we have a legal community across the state with a deeply rooted culture of service, working collectively to ensure that access to justice is a reality for allRead more
Every year, PILI holds several Pro Bono Forums and Roundtables to bring together pro bono leaders from law firms, corporations, legal service agencies and law schools. Read more
This new group is dedicated to empowering PILI through fundraising and by serving as PILI's ambassadors in their communities. Read more
LTF increased their funding from $35,000 to $47,500 to support PILI's Pro Bono Initiative Program. Read more
We've poured over the evaluations and service tracking forms received by PILI Interns, Fellows and Supervisors and compiled an executive summary on summer 2017.  Read more
Spotlight on PILI 2017 Award Recipients
Congratulations to our 2017 awards recipients! They were selected for their outstanding contributions to public interest law and pro bono, and were recognized during our 40th Anniversary Awards Gala.

Meet the award recipients
This is a guest post from Michael Bergmann, PILI's Executive Director, who reflects back on PILI's 40 years of service in the legal community.

Around the Web
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