Even though it doesn't feel like it here in Chicago, it's springtime and that means our spring fundraiser is coming up! Our new Young Professionals Board has been hard at work planning their inaugural event, the Arcade for Legal Aid on May 2nd. We hope everyone in the area will join us to raise money to support PILI's programs.
Our Annual Pro Bono Reception will be following on June 20th. There, we will be announcing our Pro Bono Recognition Roster and law firm and corporate pro bono programs are encouraged to apply for inclusion by May 11th.
In this newsletter, we're also celebrating our volunteers for National Volunteer Week and we're spotlighting one of our dedicated board members.
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This is PILI's Young Professionals Board inaugural fundraiser. Sponsorships and ticket sales are now available.  Learn now
The Pro Bono Recognition Roster honors law firms and corporations that have made significant commitments and contributions to pro bono throughout the state of Illinois.  Learn more.
PILI Interns & Fellows can now sign up for this full-day orientation to kick-off the summer.  Learn more.
PILI is seeking Board Members and Alumni to serve as an advisor to an Intern or Fellow this summer to introduce them to the Illinois legal and public interest law communities.  Read more.
Attorneys and law students gathered to answer legal questions on Illinois Legal Aid Online's Legal Answers website.  Read more.
Foundations Renew Funding for PILI
Thank you to the  Chicago Bar FoundationHelen Brach Foundation and the Illinois Bar Foundation for their continued support of PILI's programs.
Thank you to attorneys from Ropes & Gray who volunteered at the Legal Prep Community Law Clinic on Tuesday, April 10th.  Read more.
PILI Celebrates National Volunteer Week
This week, to celebrate National Volunteer Week, PILI asked some of our volunteers why they choose to serve. We're grateful to all the great volunteers who help increase access to justice in Illinois.

Meet some of our volunteers.
Board Member Spotlight: Daniel Lange
Daniel Lange joined PILI's Board of Directors in 2009 and currently serves as the Board Treasurer. As such, Daniel oversees PILI's budget and finances and helps with strategic planning. 

Read more.