Category Archives: Pro bono news

Spotlight on PILI: Part 2

By: Laurie I. Mikva In January, PILI hired its first staff member housed outside of Chicago.  Elizabeth (“Beth”) Jensen, who has a long history in legal aid and public service, is PILI’s Program Director with an office in Peoria from … Continue reading

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Spotlight on PILI: Part 1

By: Laurie I. Mikva The Public Interest Law Initiative, or PILI, may be best known as an internship program that places law students at Chicago area public interest organizations for the summer.  Indeed, that was the humble origins of the … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson, Robins Kaplan LLP, Part 2

Welcome back for Part 2 of our Pro Bono Spotlight interview with attorneys Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson of Robins Kaplan LLP, where they discuss some of their recent pro bono victories. We will also hear from Chandra Kilgriff, of … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson, Robins Kaplan LLP, Part 1

This week we are featuring pro bono work done by Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson of Robins Kaplan LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Tim Purdon served as the U.S. Attorney in North Dakota and Brendan Johnson served as the … Continue reading

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Using Programming and Law to Make a Difference in Kentucky

By: Amelia Martin Adams “I believe in justice, equality, and basic human dignity.  I believe that every person is more than the worst decision that they ever made.  I believe that through compassion, empathy, and real, emotional connection that I … Continue reading

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: Florida Coastal School of Law

Welcome back to our Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights series. Today, we are featuring Florida Coastal School of Law, which sent students to volunteer with two legal aid organizations during spring break 2017.

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: University of Tennessee College of Law

Today, we are featuring a guest post in our Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights series from Shawn T. Ross, Access to Justice Coordinator at the University of Tennessee College of Law Institute for Professional Leadership Development. Thanks Shawn for providing … Continue reading

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: Rutgers Law School

In today’s Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights, we are featuring Rutgers Law School. During the 2017 spring break, 16 Rutgers students traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to volunteer and do pro bono work with the following six legal aid organizations: Georgia … Continue reading

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: University of California, Irvine School of Law

Welcome back to Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights. Today, we are highlighting the University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI). During Spring Break 2017, UCI Law sent 22 students to Mississippi to work with the Mississippi Center for Justice … Continue reading

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: Brooklyn Law School

Every spring break, law students throughout the country forego the much needed rest and relaxation in order to serve others by doing pro bono work. This week, check-in as we highlight some of the spring break service trips organized by … Continue reading

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