PILI’s 2021 Annual Awards Luncheon was held on Wednesday, December 1st and brought together the Illinois legal community both in person and virtually to celebrate the very best aspects of the legal profession.
At our Annual Awards Luncheon on December 1st, PILI will recognize three outstanding individuals and one organization for their dedication to pro bono work within the community
Congratulations to PILI’s annual awards recipients: Hilda Bahena, Jonathan Adair, Mary Meg McCarthy and the law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP!
“Candace is brilliant, dynamic, strategic, and deeply passionate about racial equity, especially on behalf of children of color in our city and state. Candace is not only a rising star in Chicago but increasingly recognized nationally as a leading voice for racial equity in government and across sectors.”
“Kyle gives without limit, he lends a hand without needing to be asked, and he is one of the people we can call on at a moment’s notice to come alongside us in support.”
“State Farm has a long history of supporting equal justice and of accepting pro bono cases. State Farm Law Department staff are providing life changing services to low-income clients and improving the community.
“In his 26-years with CARPLS, Al has championed CARPLS’ staff, volunteers, and board members to do the inspiring work that has helped so many. Al never loses sight of what’s most important: advocating for our clients.”
Congratulations to Candace Moore, Kyle Palazzolo, State Farm Legal Department, and Allen C. Schwartz!
“It’s Adam’s deep personal commitment to justice that powers his incredible work as an advocate, leader, organizer, and mentor. His contributions in police accountability, affordable housing, and justice reform are making a real difference in the lives of people across Chicago and the region.”
“Katten has been a long-standing and reliable partner of LAF, and their dedication to pro bono has increased our capacity to serve some of the most vulnerable members of our community. The breadth of their pro bono commitments is truly astounding.”