Annual Awards Luncheon

SAVE THE DATE: Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. for our 2021 Annual Awards Luncheon at the Palmer House Hilton. It is our sincere hope that we will be able to gather in person at that time, however, we are monitoring federal and state health guidelines and will hold the event virtually if in-person gathering is not possible.

About the Event

PILI’s Annual Awards Luncheon brings together 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. In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we held this event virtually.

Watch the 2020 Annual Awards Virtual Luncheon here »


We offer several sponsorship opportunities and recognizes events sponsors on all web and print material related to the event. In 2020, there were 48 sponsors for this event, including 29 law firms, 10 corporations and nine law schools. Firm and corporate sponsorships start at $2,500, and all funds raised go towards PILI’s Programs.

Congratulations to Our 2020 Award Winners

  • Distinguished PILI Intern Alumni: Hilda Bahena
  • Distinguished PILI Fellow Alumni: Jonathan Adair
  • Pro Bono Initiative Award: Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Distinguished Public Service Award: Mary Meg McCarthy

Learn more about our award recipients »