Dear Michael,

We are looking forward to our Annual Pro Bono Reception on June 26th and hope you will join us! At this event, we will also recognize to those named to our 2024 Pro Bono Honor Roll and Pro Bono Recognition Roster while enjoying drinks, appetizers and networking. Get your tickets now!

This June, PILI also celebrates Pride Month. PILI stands proudly with the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate diversity and advocate for a world where everyone can live authentically and freely. Join us this month in honoring the history, achievements, and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community.

We have several exciting pro bono and educational opportunities planned for this summer. Details are below and you can always find a list of upcoming events on our website. We hope to see you over the next month!


The Staff at PILI

Join Us to Celebrate Pro Bono!

PILI's Annual Pro Bono Reception is just one week away!

Join us on Wednesday, June 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ivy Room in Chicago to celebrate the inspiring and life-changing pro bono work being done in Illinois.

We look forward to celebrating those named to PILI's

2024 Pro Bono Volunteer Honor Roll and 2024 Pro Bono Recognition Roster. Congratulations to all of those being honored this year and thank you for your pro bono service and commitment to access to justice for all!

We are very grateful to this year's event sponsors for their generous support!!

Purchase Tickets Here

News & Updates

  • GE Healthcare is sponsoring their first PILI Law Student Internship. The sponsored Intern will work this summer at Legal Council for Health Justice, which works with Illinois communities to overcome and dismantle barriers to the care and services they need to stay healthy, fed, and housed. Read more »

  • This year marks 25 years since PILI's Pro Bono Initiative launched. We are proud to continue the legacy of the leaders and supporters of PILI who established the Pro Bono Initiative for the New Millennium as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of its founding. We will mark this special anniversary at our 2024 Annual Pro Bono Reception on June 26th. Learn more »

  • PILI has received renewed support from several of our funders. PILI has recently received renewed funding from DuPage Bar Foundation, IL-AFLAN, Illinois Bar Foundation, Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division, Jerome Mirza Foundation and the Polk Bros. Foundation. Read more »

  • Register for our Virtual Pro Bono CLE Series. Our next program, "Where Do We Stand? Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts in 2024," will be held from noon to 1:00 pm on June 25th. Attendees will receive 1.0 hour of Illinois MCLE Diversity & Inclusion credit for this program pending approval. Learn more & register »

  • Join us for our Alumni Reception on August 15th. The Alumni Network Leadership Council welcomes all 2024 PILI Interns & Fellows to a reception recognizing and celebrating the important work our PILI Interns & Fellows did this summer to expand the availability of legal services for people, families and communities in need. PILI Board Members, Alumni, Intern & Fellow Advisors, and our supporters are invited to join us at this special celebration of the impact of our Law Student Internship & Graduate Fellowship Program. Learn more & get your tickets »

  • PILI welcomed 92 Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows at our Summer Orientation. Our Interns and Fellows will contribute an additional 32,700 hours of public interest work this summer through our Participating Agencies across Illinois. Read more »

  • PILI's Educational Seminar Series is open to all public interest law student interns/externs/volunteers this summer. These weekly lunchtime seminars focus on substantive legal topics, career development strategies and skill building relevant to public interest law. Programs are held live and in person at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, and virtual participation is also offered. Sign up »

  • Help is needed to address the immigration crisis. There are a variety of efforts underway, and help is needed to assist those with nowhere else to turn. PILI has created a page that we will update as the response develops with pro bono opportunities to address this crisis. We have also included data on the incredible impact the migrant assistance workshops have had since they began in November. Learn more »

Other Upcoming Programs & Events

Volunteer Spotlight

This month, we want to spotlight our four volunteers named to PILI's 2024 Pro Bono Volunteer Honor Roll as part of our Annual Pro Bono Reception. Those recognized through our Honor Roll have been chosen by PILI staff for their volunteer contributions through the pro bono opportunities available through PILI’s Pro Bono Program. We are so grateful to these extraordinary volunteers whom we regularly rely on to help individuals, families and communities in need. Read more »

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