Working in Chicago This Summer? Don’t Miss These Great Events!

PILI 2016 Educational Seminar Series

Many of PILI’s summer educational seminars are open to all law student interns and fellows working at public interest law organizations over the summer in the Chicago area. Click here to see a complete list of events for PILI Interns or for PILI Fellows.

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  • Trauma-Informed Lawyering

    • June 7th, 2016 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    This seminar will provide an overview of the effects of trauma and techniques to engage clients ho have experienced trauma.

  • What’s in My Water?

    • June 16th, 2016 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    This session will explore pressing environmental issues and how they are being addressed by public interest lawyers.

  • Lawyers as Citizen-Advocates

    • June 22nd, 2016 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    This seminar will provide an overview of key legislative issues as well as tips on how you can stay informed and take action.

  • Serving with Excellence in Legal Aid: Understanding Implicit Bias

    • June 30th, 2016 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    This seminar will address how we can become more aware of our own assumptions, behaviors and impact, especially when we are interacting with people who we (consciously and unconsciously) see as different from us.

  • Immigration Law Update: A Review of DAPA and the Supreme Court Ruling

    • July 6th, 2016 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    This seminar will explore the outcomes of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on DAPA, expected in June, and its implications in the context of the election cycle.

  • Parentage, Divorce and Child Custody in Illinois

    • July 12th, 2016 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    This seminar will highlight the significant changes in family law that recently went into effect, impacting parentage, divorce and child custody.

  • Public Interest Law Career Path

    • July 21st, 2016 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    This seminar features a panel of dedicated public interest law attorneys who will share their experiences in charting a career in public interest law.

  • How to Be an Effective Advocate: A View from the Bench

    • August 2nd, 2016 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    A panel of judges will share their expectations and suggestions for new attorneys to be effective advocates, and will discuss the role attorneys play in addressing the access to justice gap.

  • Incorporating Pro Bono Into Your Career

    • August 10th, 2016 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    PILI Alumni will share insights and practical tips from their own experiences about how to make pro bono fit into a busy professional life.

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