Public Interest Law Initiative

Make a Nomination

Every year, PILI presents several awards to acknowledge lawyers and legal programs whose dedication to service, fairness, and justice inspires us and makes us proud.

PILI’s Annual Awards

  • The Distinguished Public Service Award honors an individual whose commitment to public interest work has shaped a career dedicated to service.
  • The Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize one former PILI Intern and one former PILI Fellow for outstanding contributions of public interest and/or pro bono work.
  • The Pro Bono Initiative Award acknowledges a single entity for its significant pro bono work in the community.

Award recipients will be chosen by PILI’s Board of Directors and announced in October. They will be recognized at the PILI’s 40th Anniversary Awards Gala on November 30, 2017. You may submit self-nominations or nominate another.

Spread the word! Download a flyer about the award »

The deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1st. If you have any questions or problems with the form, please contact PILI Communications & Events Manager Lauren Harper by email or by phone at 312-832-5130.

Learn more about all of PILI’s statewide awards »

See a list of past award recipients »

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