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 deadline for nominations has been extended until Friday, September 13th. 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 »

Hep spread the word! Download a flyer about the award »

You may submit self-nominations or nominate another. If you have any questions about these awards or problems with the form, please contact PILI Communications & Events Manager Lauren Harper by email or by phone at 312-832-5131.

Learn more about all of PILI’s statewide awards »

See a list of past award recipients »

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