Arcade for Legal Aid

About PILI

Every year, tens of thousands of Illinoisans struggle to navigate the legal system due to a lack of financial resources. While there is a constitutional guarantee for legal representation in criminal matters, no such guarantee exists for civil matters. Those facing abuse, discrimination, divorce, eviction and other civil legal problems are left to sort through those issues alone.

PILI's mission is to engage, inspire and empower those advancing equal access to justice. The Arcade for Legal Aid is hosted each year by PILI's Young Professionals Board to raise funds and awareness around this mission and our vision of a legal community with a deeply rooted culture of service, where pro bono and public interest law engagement is optimized to best serve people, families and communities in need.

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Each year, PILI's work results in hundreds of law students and lawyers providing free legal services for thousands of clients in need. Participation in the Arcade for Legal Aid is a fun way to help contribute to the work of PILI while also engaging with like-minded people who care about access to justice too. 

Over the last year...

  • ​62 Law Student Interns worked 21,600 hours to help 2,086 clients in need.
  • 63 Graduate Fellows worked 18,900 hours to help 520 clients in need.
  • 85 Pro Bono Volunteers provided free legal help to 196 clients.
  • 214 Illinois Free Lega Answers users answered 3,587 civil legal questions.

Thank you to our Sponsors






Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Everest Court Reporting

FTI Consulting

Pincus Professional Education

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP


Baker McKenzie

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg

Luke Beasley, Bartlit Beck

Charles River Associates


iDiscovery Solutions

Lisa & Jeff McCraw

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg

Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury,Hilliard & Geraldson

Vedder Price

Michael Whalen


Sarah Bernstein

Traci Braun

Daniel Lange


​John Bourke
Cara Lawson
Tony Lewis
Maureen Mosh
Nidhi Narielwala
Steve Trubac
Xiang Siow
Mario Sullivan

Hosted by PILI’s Young Professionals Board, the Arcade for Legal Aid typically brings together over 100 other young professionals, PILI board members, sponsors and attorneys to raise funds to support PILI through a fun event. Money raised at this event will support PILI to expand the availability of legal services in Illinois for people, families and communities in need through public interest law and pro bono service. 

Join us for an evening of arcade games, tournaments, raffle and networking. Tickets include food and open beer & wine bar.

Ticket price:

  • ​$60 - General Admission
  • $40 - Nonprofit/Government
  • $150 - Individual Sponsorship
  • $250 - Honorary Host Committee

Can't make it to the event? You can still support the Young Professionals Board by making a donation or volunteering!

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