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Careers in Public Interest Law

Michael Bergmann, Director of Programs at the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), discusses best practices for establishing a career in public interest law. Follow this Link to View Videocast. The Chicago based Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), is a group that helps young lawyers cultivate...

PUBLIC INTEREST LAW INITIATIVE ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Executive Committee of the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) announced last week that they have appointed Michael G. Bergmann as Executive Director as of December 1, 2010. Bergmann, who joined PILI in 2006 as Pro Bono Initiative Director, has most recently served as PILI's Director of Programs...

Americans Face Widening “Justice Gap”

Last week, the New York Times published an editorial lamenting the widening "justice gap" and the lack of quality legal services available to low-income individuals. The article makes many valid observations, including the fact that the Legal Services Corporation, a government-funded organization...