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. Not sure if someone is PILI Alum? Email us to confirm.
  • The Pro Bono Initiative Award acknowledges a single entity for its significant pro bono work in the community.

The nomination period has now ended. Award recipients will be chosen by PILI’s Board of Directors and announced in October. They will be recognized at PILI’s Annual Awards Luncheon on December 4, 2019.

See a list of past annual award recipients »

If you have any questions, please contact PILI Communications & Events Manager Lauren Harper by email or by phone at 312-832-5131.

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