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 pay recognize to those named to our 2024 Pro Bono Honor Roll and Pro Bono Recognition Roster while enjoying drinks, appetizers and networking.

Our Participating Agencies are also getting ready to welcome their PILI Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows this summer. We will officially welcome that at our Intern & Fellow Orientation on May 30th, which will kick off weekly programming through mid-August.

This May, PILI also celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month to honor the contributions and influence of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander Americans to American history, culture & society.

We are also planning CLE programs and our Intern & Fellow Summer Educational Seminar Series as well as several pro bono clinics. 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 month 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 are very grateful to this year's event sponsors for their generous support!!

Purchase Tickets Here

News & Updates

  • Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate Law Day! On May 1st, PILI partnered with the Illinois State Bar Association to hold a free CLE and virtual clinic training volunteers to answer civil legal questions from those in need on ABA's Illinois Free Legal Answers. Thank you to all of our volunteers! Learn how you can volunteer with Illinois Free Legal Answers here »

  • On May 16th, PILI hosted a Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee Chairs Summit in Springfield. Leaders from our Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees from around the state and other partners came together to discuss how to increase and enhance pro bono across Illinois. Read more about the Summit here »

  • PILI is hiring an Intake & Program Support Associate. This is a full-time hybrid position based in Chicago. This position is a part of PILI's Programs Team to support PILI's Pro Bono Program under the supervision of the Senior Managing Attorney. Learn more about the position and how to apply here »

  • 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 about the history of PILI's Pro Bono Initiative here »

  • 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 here »

  • Advisors needed for Summer 2024 Interns & Fellows. Each year, we match our Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows with members of PILI’s Alumni Network or other leadership bodies for career guidance, networking inroads, and a personal introduction to the Illinois legal community. It is not a huge commitment, but it can have a big impact! Register now » 

  • Pro Bono Volunteers needed across Illinois. PILI provides a variety of pro bono opportunities for lawyers, law students and legal professionals across the state of Illinois. We are in need of volunteers for a variety of upcoming and ongoing pro bono opportunities. Learn more and get involved here »

Other Upcoming Programs & Events

Volunteer Spotlight

This month, we want to spotlight Maria Rossi, an associate at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Since being sworn in as an attorney, Maria has quickly become a dedicated PILI volunteer with Illinois Free Legal Answers. In addition to her pro bono work through PILI and other organizations, she is also a member of PILI's Young Professionals Board. Read more »

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