There's plenty that is new at PILI this month: We're hiring a new Program Manager in Central Illinois, we're launching a new pilot program in Peoria to help people in need, and we're excited about a new event hosted by our Young Professionals Board. You can read about all this and more below!

This month, we also spoke with Tina Tchen, one of the co-founders of the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund about a pro bono opportunity assisting individuals facing sexual harassment in the workplace.Then, to celebrate Valentine's Day, we heard from  three PILI Alumni couples about how service plays a role in their relationships.

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This year, we will discuss how to recruit, train and engage volunteers.
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The Program Manager will serve as a member of PILI's Programs Team, with primary responsibility for overseeing PILI's statewide efforts to expand and enhance pro bono.  Read more.
PILI Launches Conflict of Interest Pro Bono Referral Program in Tenth Circuit
This pilot is an important first step to filling a justice gap for low-income people with legal needs in Illinois. Read more.
PILI's Young Professionals Board inaugural fundraiser will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2nd at Hi-Point, the Game Lounge at Highline in Chicago. Read more.
Summer Orientation Scheduled for May 31st
All summer PILI Interns and Fellows are encouraged to attend. Read more.
"PILI is a great organization and I am proud to be a member of its Board of Directors."  Read more.
Thank you to the attorneys from Chapman and Culter LLP who volunteered at the February Legal Prep Community Law Clinic.  Read more.
Dolores joined PILI's Board of Directors in the early 1980s and served the board for over 30 years, later being named a Life Director in 2006.  Read more.
"This is a great opportunity to provide a voice and to do what we are all trained to do as lawyers - to represent the rights of someone who needs assistance in a very real and tangible way." - Tina Tchen, Co-Founder of Time's Up Legal Defense Fund.

Read the spotlight here.
PILI Alumni Couples Talk Service and Relationships

"One of the big reasons we were drawn to each other is our passion for service."

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There are many upcoming opportunities to celebrate the important and impressive pro bono and public interest work being done in Illinois. The ABA, ISBA and American Constitution Society are currently seeking nominations for their 2018 awards. Nominate your pro bono and public interest all-stars! Read more.
Eleanor will be working at Equip for Equality, where she did her PILI Internship, to provide advocacy and direct representation to school children with disabilities. Read more.
The Law Bulletin wrote about PILI's new spring Internship at Legal Aid Society funded by Justice Sheila O'Brien and Judge Wayne Andersen. Read it here.