Public Interest Law Initiative

PILI’s Annual Awards Luncheon

SAVE THE DATE! In 2017, PILI will host a very special celebration to mark our 40th Anniversary. PILI’s 40th Anniversary Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Palmer House Hilton. If you would like additional information about this very special celebration, please contact Executive Director Michael Bergmann by e-mail or by phone at 312-832-5129.

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PILI’s Annual Awards Luncheon brings together 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 serving low-income people with legal needs. The Luncheon features 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.

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) | Awards Luncheon

Announcing PILI’s 2016 Annual Awards Recipients:

  • The Distinguished Public Service Award honors an individual whose commitment to public interest work has shaped a career dedicated to service and was presented to Harold Hirshman of Dentons US LLP.
  • 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 and were presented to Kristen Hudson (2003 PILI Fellow) of Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. and Emily Seymore (2009 PILI Intern) of Paul Hastings LLP.
  • The Pro Bono Initiative Award acknowledges a single entity for its significant pro bono work in the community and was presented to the Pro Bono Network.

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