Annual Awards Luncheon

The PILI team is monitoring local and national developments and local health department advice with regard the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, we still hope to hold this event in person, but we will continue to monitor the situation and take action as needed. We will keep you posted on any developments as they happen.

About the Event

PILI’s Annual Awards Luncheon brings together nearly 500 members of the Illinois legal community every year to celebrate the very best aspects of the legal profession: the generosity, expertise and commitment of the countless lawyers, law students, legal professionals, law firms and corporations who dedicate themselves to providing legal assistance to those in need.

Sponsor the Event

While this luncheon is a celebration, it is also an important fundraising event to raise money for PILI’s Programs and mission to engage, inspire and empower those advancing equal access to justice. In 2019, there were 53 sponsors for this event, including 32 law firms, 11 corporations and 9 law schools. Sponsorship opportunities start at $2,500. View sponsorship benefits here »

Sponsor the Event

Make a Nomination

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.

  • The Distinguished Public Service Award honors an individual whose commitment to public interest work has shaped a career dedicated to service.
  • The Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize one former PILI Intern and one former PILI Fellow for outstanding contributions of public interest and/or pro bono work. Not sure if someone is PILI Alum? Email us to confirm.
  • The Pro Bono Initiative Award acknowledges a single entity for its significant pro bono work in the community.

You may submit a self-nomination or nominate a colleague, and you may also submit multiple nominations. Nominations for 2020 are due by Friday, October 2nd.

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If you have any questions about this event, please contact Lauren Harper by email or by phone at 312-832-5131.