1997

  • Public Interest Law Initiative in Transitional Societies at Columbia University (PILI) established.
  • First public PILI event held “Legal Defense of the Roma  in Central and Eastern Europe”

 

1998

  • PILnet International Fellowship Program launched 

 

2002

  • Established first PILI office in Budapest

 

2004

  • Established office in Moscow

 

2007

  • Established office in New York
  • 1st Annual European Pro Bono Forum in Budapest

 

2008

  • Established office in Beijing
  • 2nd Annual European Pro Bono Forum in Budapest

 

2009

  • 3rd Annual European Pro Bono Forum in Budapest

 

2010

  • 4th Annual European Pro Bono Forum in Paris

 

2011

  • 5th Annual European Pro Bono Forum in Berlin
  • 1st Annual Legal Ethics Training Program at Moscow State University with DLA Piper and White & Case 

 

2012

  • 6th Annual European Pro Bono Forum in Madrid

 

2013

  • Established PILnet office in Hong Kong
  • 7th Annual European Pro Bono Forum in Warsaw
  • Conference on Cause Lawyering in the Arab Region in collaboration with Legal Agenda
  • Published Pro Bono Clearinghouse Manual in collaboration with A4ID

 

2014

  • 1st Annual Asia Pro Bono Forum in Hong Kong
  • Established PILnet Hong Kong Clearinghouse
  • 8th Annual European Pro Bono Forum in London

 

2015

 

2016

  • 1st Annual Russia Pro Bono Forum in Moscow
  • 10th Annual European Pro Bono Forum in Amsterdam
  • 3rd Annual Asia Pro Bono Forum in Bali

 

2017

  • Celebrated PILnet’s 20th Anniversary
  • 1st Annual Global Forum in Budapest
  • 1st Annual Law for Change Student Competition in Hong Kong

 

2018

  • Southeast Asia regional Anti-Trafficking in Persons project launched 
  • 2nd Annual Global Forum in Berlin

 

2019

  • Access to Justice & Technology Summit (with DLA Piper) in London
  • PILnet European Convening in London
  • 3rd Annual Global Forum in Singapore