Happy Pro Bono Week! 

PILI is planning and participating in several activities across the state this week for National 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. 

You can find out details about PILI's events in the below newsletter, as well as a guest post about pro bono  by a member of one of our Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees. We also share some exciting details about our 40th Anniversary Awards Gala on November 30th, and tickets are now on sale.

As always, feel free to stay in touch through Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn . We hope you take advantage of the events going on this week, volunteer your time and celebrate pro bono with us.


Pro Bono Week is being celebrated from October 22-28, 2017 and PILI has events planned across the state.
Apply now for spring & summer Law Student Internships and Graduate Fellowships.
Whether as a sponsor or an individual guest, we hope you will join us for our 40th Anniversary Awards Gala on November 30th at the Palmer House.
Upcoming Events
On Wednesday, October 18th, PILI Executive Director Michael Bergmann appeared in an article about National Pro Bono WeekRead more.
Tina is an Alumna of PILI's Law Student Internship Program, and was recently named a Partner at Buckley Sandler after serving in the Obama Administration for eight years.  Read more.
This year's awardees will be recognized during our special 40th Anniversary Awards Gala on November 30th.  Read more.
PILI Welcomes Eight Fall Law Student Interns
These Interns will work 200 hours during the semester at legal service agencies in Chicago.  Read more.
The Mirza Foundation has granted PILI $24,000 to support our statewide efforts to promote public interest law and pro bono service.  Read more.
Thank You to Firms Adopting Legal Prep Community Law Clinic
Reed Smith adopted the clinic in September and Brinks Gilson & Lione adopted October's clinic. Learn more.
This month, Scott Vogelmeier shares an article titled, "I Don't Have Time for Pro Bono!" Scott is a Senior Compliance Analyst at State Farm Bank in Bloomington and a member of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee. 

Around the Web
Update on ABA Pro Bono Survey Conducted in Illinois
In early 2017, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice, in partnership with the Chicago Bar Foundation, the Illinois Bar Foundation, and the Public Interest Law Initiative, released a statewide survey to hear directly from attorneys about their experiences with pro bono.  Read a summary of the results.