We're talking volunteerism this month at PILI! 

In this newsletter, you will find ways to get involved through PILI's volunteer opportunities and Pro Bono Roundtables. Then, you can read a guest post by a member of PILI's Young Professionals Board about the rewarding work of volunteering on our YPB, meet two PILI Alumni who are star volunteers, and view an article outlining some of the reasons attorneys volunteer.

Don't forget to check out all of PILI's programming and upcoming events, including the YPB's Arcade for Legal Aid on May 2nd and our Annual Pro Bono Reception on June 20th. 

As always, feel free to stay in touch through Facebook , Twitter LinkedIn  and YouTube


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.
This year, we are holding a special joint roundtable for pro bono leaders from law firms and corporations.
This is PILI's Young Professionals Board inaugural fundraiser. Sponsorships and ticket sales are now available.  Learn now
It's a CLE training, pro bono opportunity, and networking event all in one! This program is co-sponsored by PILI's Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee. Read more.
Over 30 law firms and corporations typically sponsor this event, raising money for the important work of PILI's Pro Bono Initiative. Read more.
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.
On February 28th, 30 representatives from Illinois public interest law agencies met at Perkins Coie for PILI's Legal Service Agency Roundtable where they discussed strategies to engage law students, recent graduates and attorney volunteers.  Read more.
Attorneys from Mayer Brown volunteered at the Legal Prep Community Law Clinic on Tuesday, March 6th. Read more.
Guest Post: The Rewarding Work of a Young Professionals Board
"Being a member of the YPB has given me an even greater insight into the incredible importance of legal aid, and highlighted the other opportunities available for non-public interest lawyers to support the tireless work being done by public interest lawyers across the state."

Read Steve's post here.
SpotlightsSpotlight on 2017 Alumni Council Representatives
Each year, PILI selects one Intern and one Fellow to serve a 2-year term on PILI's Alumni Leadership Council. Margaret Kamm & Marlow Svatek were chosen to be the representatives from the 2017 class.

Margaret Kamm is a second-year law student at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Last summer, she was the Alumni Named PILI Intern and worked at Lambda Legal.

Read more about Margaret.

Marlow Svatek is currently working as a law clerk for Judge Joel M. Flaum on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is a double PILI, having Interned at t the National Immigrant Justice Center in 2014 and been a Graduate Fellow at the ACLU of Illinois in 2017, sponsored by Sidley Austin.

Around the Web
In the February issue of Chicago Lawyer Magazine, Meg Benson of CVLS talked to eight Chicago lawyers about why they volunteer. Read more
PILI Board Member Marisa Wiesman of Prairie State Legal Services wrote about our Tenth Judicial Circuit Conflict of Interest Pro Bono Referral Panel Pilot Program.