Guest Post: A Reflection on 40 Years

This is a guest post from Michael Bergmann, PILI’s Executive Director, who reflects back on PILI’s 40 years of service in the legal community.

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2017 Pro Bono Initiative Award: McDermott Will & Emery LLP

“Pro bono at McDermott represents to me a wide array of opportunities for incredible personal and professional growth and satisfaction. I have been extremely gratified and nourished by McDermott’s exemplary commitment to pro bono.”

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2017 Distinguished PILI Fellow Alumni Award: Brij B. Patnaik

“Through his pro bono work, Brij demonstrates the highest ideals of our profession – service, fairness and justice. As a Jenner & Block lawyer, he epitomizes our core values of commitment to pro bono work and community service. We are privileged to call him our colleague.”

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2017 Distinguished Intern Alumni Award: Susan L. DeCostanza

“Susan embodies what PILI preaches: A lifelong commitment to public service.”

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2017 Distinguished Public Service Award: Bernard H. Shapiro

“Bernie’s accomplishments and leadership are remarkable. He is the soul of our organization and a role model for not only our staff, but for all legal aid staff.”

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Thank You for Supporting PILI’s 40th Anniversary Awards Gala!

We raised over $365,000, including just over $40,000 at the event itself, to support our programs and kick off the next 40 years of service.

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Firms and Corporations Increasing Donations for PILI’s 40th Anniversary

PILI is extremely grateful to those that have pledged new or increased support this year to celebrate our 40th Anniversary.

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Stay at the Palmer House After the 40th Anniversary Awards Gala

A limited room block is available at the Palmer House Hilton around the 40th Anniversary Awards Gala. Rooms must be booked by November 6th.

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Announcing Christina M. Tchen as PILI’s 40th Anniversary Awards Gala Speaker

Christina M. Tchen has been announced as the special guest speaker at PILI’s 40th Anniversary Awards Gala on Thursday, November 30th at the Palmer House Hilton.

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A Timeline of PILI’s 40 Years

As PILI celebrates its 40th Anniversary, learn more about some of our biggest accomplishments since our founding in 1977.

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