Public Interest Law Initiative

PILI’s 40th Anniversary Awards Gala

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On November 30, 2017,  Illinois legal community celebrated PILI’s 40 years of service in the legal profession at our 40th Anniversary Awards Gala. We are so grateful to the generous support we received from across the legal community. Stay tuned to this page for links to the videos featured at the event and for photos from the event.

SAVE THE DATE! In 2018, PILI’s Annual Awards Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, December 5th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Palmer House Hilton. Learn more »

About the event:

This special event was held in place of PILI’s Annual Awards Luncheon in 2017 to mark PILI’s 40th Anniversary. Our Annual Awards Luncheon brings together over 500 members of the Illinois legal community every year to celebrate the very best aspects of the legal profession: the generosity, expertise and commitment of the countless lawyers, law students, legal professionals, law firms and corporations who dedicate themselves to providing legal assistance to those in need. As with the luncheon, our 40th Anniversary Awards Gala featured several awards to acknowledge those whose work epitomizes the ideals of service, fairness, and justice, including the Distinguished Service Award, the Pro Bono Initiative Award, and two PILI Alumni Awards. The event also featured a conversation with Christina M. Tchen.

Learn about our 2017 Annual Awards recipients »

If you would like additional information about this very special celebration or how to support PILI, please contact Executive Director Michael Bergmann by e-mail or by phone at 312-832-5129.

Venue: Palmer House Hilton


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