“The needs and rewards from giving back to the community and helping those in need are so great that everyone should be given the opportunity and resources to make it a priority.”
2015 Distinguished Public Service Award: Chief Justice Rita B. Garman
“She has opened doors for other women lawyers, encouraged judges to improve their skills, and led efforts to make the justice system in our state more fair. “
2014 Distinguished Public Service Award: Diana C. White, LAF
Diana is the Executive Director of LAF, the largest and most comprehensive provider of free legal aid to low-income Cook County residents in civil matters. Her commitment to providing high-quality legal services comes during a time of tightening budgets and exploding need.
PILI Announces 2014 Award Recipients
These awardees were selected from among many nominations for their outstanding contributions to public interest law and pro bono in Illinois.