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Welcome to PILI’s Annual Awards Virtual Luncheon!

Help us to engage, inspire and empower those advancing equal access to justice so that collectively, we can expand the availability of legal services for people, families and communities in need. Thank you for your support!

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Congratulations to our Award Recipients!

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About PILI

PILI engages, inspires and empowers those advancing equal access to justice.

We envision making equal access to justice a reality through a legal community with a deeply rooted culture of service, where pro bono and public interest law engagement is optimized to best serve people, families and communities in need.

We believe equal access to justice is a fundamental right. We believe serving those in need through public interest law and pro bono service is the key to ensuring that right. We believe the Illinois legal community should work together to provide these services, and that it is PILI’s role to facilitate this collaboration. We expect our work to result in a more accessible justice system for all.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

EXECUTIVE - $10,000



LEADER - $7,500

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Brinks Gilson & Lione
Jones Day
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United Airlines, Inc.
Winston & Strawn LLP

PATRON - $2,500

BMO Harris Bank
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Dentons US LLP
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
First American Bank
Francis Beidler Foundation
The Goldberg Kohn Foundation
Latham & Watkins LLP
Locke Lord LLP
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Northern Trust
Ogletree Deakins
Paul Hastings
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
State Farm
Thompson Coburn LLP
Vedder Price P.C.


Baker McKenzie
Charles River Associates
Deere & Company
Jenner & Block LLP
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Mayer Brown LLP
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Perkins Coie
Ropes & Gray LLP
Schiff Hardin LLP


DePaul University College of Law
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Notre Dame Law School
The University of Chicago Law School
University of Illinois College of Law