PILI’s 45th Anniversary Awards Gala

SAVE THE DATE: PILI’s 45th Anniversary Awards Gala will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2022 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Palmer House Hilton. Keep an eye out here for more details in the months to come, or contact PILI’s Executive Director at 312-832-5129 or by email.

About the Event

This special event will be held in place of PILI’s Annual Awards Luncheon in 2022 to celebrate 45 years of engaging, inspiring and empowering those advancing equal access to justice. We will be raising funds to support PILI’s future growth while also celebrating the very best aspects of the legal profession: the generosity, expertise and commitment of the legal community helping those in need.

Tickets for the event will be available for purchase here after September 6, 2022.

Extend the Party and Stay at the Palmer House

A room block is available at the Palmer House Hilton, where the 45th Anniversary Awards Gala will be held at a fixed rate of $179.00. Reservations must be made by November 15th and room block is based on availability. Dates leading up to and following the event are also available on a limited basis. Learn more and book a room »

Sponsor this Event

We are offering several sponsorship opportunities and recognize event sponsors on all web and print material related to the event. Firm and corporate sponsorships start at $5,000, and all funds raised go towards PILI’s Programs. The initial sponsorship deadline for this event is Friday, October 7, 2022.


Every year, PILI presents several awards to acknowledge lawyers and legal programs whose dedication to service, fairness, and justice inspires us and makes us proud. Nominations for our 2022 annual awards are being accepted until Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Our 2022 recipients will be announced in the fall and will be honored at the 45th Anniversary Awards Gala on Thursday, December 1st. Please contact PILI’s Executive Director Michael Bergmann at 312-832-5129 or by email with any questions.