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Apply Today PILnet International Fellowship

PILnet selects lawyers from across the globe for eight months of study and practical experience in New York City.

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New President PILnet Announces New President

The Board of Directors names Garth Meintjes the new President of PILnet.

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Defending Rights Delivering Justice

PILnet promotes human rights by empowering advocates like PILnet Fellow Dezideriu Gergely, who uses strategic litigation and other legal tools to combat anti-Roma racism.

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9th Annual European Pro Bono Forum Rome | 11-13 November

The only platform of its kind, European Pro Bono Forum provides an international perspective on pro bono practice in Europe.

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Apply Today  PILnet International Fellowship
New President PILnet Announces New President
Defending Rights Delivering Justice
9th Annual European Pro Bono Forum Rome | 11-13 November

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  • 2016 PILnet Fellowship Call For ApplicationsPublic Interest Lawyering

      We are pleased to announce that we are now inviting applications for the 2016 – 2017 PILnet International Fellowship. The PILnet Fellowship, now in its nineteenth year, targets future leaders in various fields of public interest law. PILnet will select lawyers from across the globe for eight months of study and practical experience in New York City.  Read more

  • Nominations Open for European Award for 2015 Partnership in the Public InterestPublic Interest Lawyering

    PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law is seeking nominations for the fifth annual European Award for Partnership in the Public Interest, which will recognize the best pro bono legal project (or projects) undertaken jointly between a nongovernmental organization and a law firm in Europe.   Read more

  • 2015 European Pro Bono AwardsNews

    On November 12 PILnet announced the recipients of this year’s European Pro Bono Awards in a ceremony held as part of the 9th Annual European Pro Bono Forum. DLA Piper and its European Signature Project, together with the firm’s NGO partners received the Exemplary Partnership in the Public Interest Award, and A&L Goodbody, alongside the Irish Refugee Council, received the newly established Award for Local Pro Bono Impact.  Read more

  • Pro Bono Makes Music and History in CubaNews

    In 2012, Orbert Davis, co-founder, conductor and artistic director of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP) was visiting Cuba to conduct research for a new symphonic jazz composition. While there, he met some of the students from Cuba’s Universidad de las Artes (ISA). Seeing their extraordinary talent and interest in jazz, he promised to return for a more in-depth exchange. With pro bono help from David J. Levine and Joan-Elisse Carpentier, both partners at McDermott Will & Emery, and with funding from John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund, Orbert fulfilled his promise by organizing a cultural exchange trip to Havana.  Read more