PILnet’s Global Awards celebrate and honor the extraordinary efforts made by individuals, law firms, and NGOs to strengthen civil society, advance social justice, and protect the public interest around the world. On October 21st, PILnet announced the recipients of two awards, the Award for Exemplary Partnership in the Public Interest and the Award for Local Pro Bono Impact, at the 2020 PILnet Virtual Global Forum.
Since this year’s Global Forum was virtual, PILnet collected nominations as video submissions. Nominations were submitted from around the world for projects that included providing assistance to those affected by Covid-19, assisting children in vulnerable situations, and advocating for refugees and asylum seekers. Voting for both categories of the PILnet Global Awards was open to all 2020 Forum attendees.