Public Interest Law Initiative

PILI 2017 Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2017 annual awards recipients! They were selected from among many nominations for their outstanding contributions to public interest law and pro bono in Illinois. This year’s awardees were recognized during our special 40th Anniversary Awards Gala on November 30th.

Distinguished PILI Alumni Awards:

Susan DeCostanza
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
2007 PILI Intern

Brij B. Patnaik
Jenner & Block
2009 PILI Fellow

Pro Bono Initiative Award:

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Distinguished Public Service Award:

Bernard H. Shapiro
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

See the full list of past Annual Awards recipients »

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